I'll admit to feeling a bit apprehensive everyone time someone I know buys my book.
What if they don't like it? What if they think it's stupid? What if they think I'm a terrible writer?
Will it make them not like me? Will they think I'm stupid? That I'm a terrible friend?
I think people generally feel uneasy when they realize they don't like something that a friend of theirs wrote/did. They don't want that person to ask what they thought of it because the honest answer wouldn't be too happy. So they avoid that person.
Let's put all those worried, unhappy feelings aside. Because the truth is, you don't have to like my book to be my friend. (And I don't have to like your shoes, or your dog, or your couch.)
Let's make new friends instead!
Friday is National Make a Friend Day. So I propose a sort of Blogfest. Let's find new people to be friends with. If you want people to come look at your blog, and maybe follow you (befriend you), add yourself to Mr. Linky here.
On Friday (Feb. 11), post something about yourself, something to attract potential friends.
That's not all! Whoever finds the most new friends will win a copy of this book (except the paperback edition, not the Kindle edition):
Then all you have to do is comment back and tell me how many new friends you made. This can be people who followed your blog and people whose blogs you followed, but it has to happen on Friday, February 11th!
Indie Debut 2011 and follow them on Friday, you'll get two extra friend points! Not to mention that they will have lots of fun activities and giveaways going on as part of their blog launch! And it's all part of my scheme to support the underdog!
So go ahead! sign your blog up on Mr. Linky to find new friends! What are you waiting for? We can all use more friends!
Want even more friends?? Post about this on your blog! Let's triple our friend count on Friday!