Sure we are trying to create our own reality. But what good is having a reality of your own if no one else wants to buy into it? Not any good at all! …And that may land you in the loony bin.
So our goal now becomes to spread our reality like wild fire. Like a mosquito flying from one person to the next infecting them with your influence. We want our reality to be infectious!
How do we accomplish this impossible feat? First by realizing it is not impossible. Let your mind do the infecting; let your finger tips do the talking…start typing away.
So how do we start infecting? How do we get noticed?
The best way to get noticed is reciprocity. You think you’re the only who wants to be noticed? You’re not the only wallflower looking to sprout and blossom out there.
Notice others and they will notice you. Have you noticed some of the guys making HUGE strides in popularity recently?
Look at Peter J of www.ideasbubble.com. This 16 year old kid is rockin’ it hard on the net. He is dominating with a purpose.
I couldn’t tell you how many blogs I’ve seen his comments on recently…but I can tell you it would take a lot more than 2 hands to count. I can start using my feet but no one wants to see that.
Sure there are people that use commenting strictly as a backlinking strategy. And how impressive is a pointless comment?
Notice others, make comments of value on their blog and begin building relationships. That will catapult you to the Moon. Meanwhile the guys using comments strictly for backlinking will be lucky to get out of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Notice Others Some More
Currently I am working on interview question(s) I would like to ask some of the influential internet personalities?
Because I am interested and want to know stuff about them. And because by taking notice of them I will be in a better position to get noticed myself.
Jacob of www.sensophy.com used this tactic to perfection when he asked 48 online authorities to reveal their most “unrealistic” accomplishments.
The popularity of his blog would have won the Olympic high jump medal after this post. He noticed others…and people noticed him.
You want to leave people feeling good. Just today I heard about a study about sex that explained why porn is ruining male sex lives.
Now, I don’t believe by any stretch of the imagination that porn is bad or evil or ruining anything. But the premise of the study caught my attention. It stated that men and women create an emotional bond through sex. Having sex releases all them feel good juices that make your brain go haywire (don’t blush). Eventually individuals begin to associate those damn good feelings with their partner.
The study went on to say men get addicted to porn because at some point they begin to associate these feelings with the pornography…not their partner. —we’re going to ignore this part of the study because it has nothing to do with anything. But as a side note…if you want you’re relationship to work: HAVE MORE SEX!
At this point I’m sure you’ve caught on to where I’m going with this…because you’re a smart little cookie aren’t you?
Leave your visitors feeling great and they will keep coming back for more! You want them associating your blog with orgasmic feelings! Infect them with a digital STD! …Can you accomplish feel-good hormone release to this extent through a blog? I sure hope not. But you get the idea.
An Image is Worth a Thousand Infections
So you’re the greatest writer since Shakespeare decided to pick up a pen and start inventing words. Images are still worth more. Great images are worth even more than more. Great images will grab a reader’s attention. This is insanely important in a society where most readers have the attention spans of a toddler and tend to “F” what they are reading?
“F” what they are reading? Explained here.
Also important is the fact that images give the reader a break from the monotony of reading and scanning the content line by line. Spice things up a bit!
P.S. Videos are worth most.
Spread the Epidemic
You want your influence to wash over the internet like an asteroid-induced tsunami wave. You are not going to be able to accomplish this on your own.
What sets apart an epidemic from a non-communicable disease? The communicable part! Or in our instance: Communication. Epidemics spread from individual to individual. This means that you have to infect one person and make it easy for them to spread it around.
Include tools that make it easy for readers to share the wealth you are providing them through Facebook and Twitter. Now you have not only infected an individual with awesomeness…but their whole community as well.
The difference between you and the plague?
You are not spreading disease. You are helping your readers.
You are not spreading through rats. You are spreading through the free will of individuals looking for a better reality.
The individuals you infect are better off than they were before. They don’t die.
The individuals you infect smell better
So…are you ready to go viral yet? What other techniques do you use to spread your influence?