I've seen that word so much in the past few days, it's starting to look weird to me. L-I-K-E. Who decided that that combo was a good idea for a word, especially so vital a word? Freakin' Webster...
Yesterday I did something I thought I would never do in my life: create a Fan page on Facebook for myself. It was a lot like throwing a birthday party for myself. I felt slightly ashamed but it needed to be done and I knew no one else was going to take the initiative.
But I did it and it's done. A huge weakness of mine is self-promotion. I get similar responses from people I invite last minute to shows of mine. It's either, "I didn't get the invite," or "I would have loved to if I knew about it sooner." I understand that some people are just really saying, "I'd rather kill myself than go to one of your comedy shows," but I do think there is some legitimacy behind the claim.
So how is this fan page going to help?
I have no idea. To be honest, I've been pulled into this whole Web 2.0 / Social Networking / Media Cloud / Catundrafuddle with begrudging reluctance. Generation Y is known for our aptitude with technology. I seem to be an outlier in that regard. I think the Internet will be a passing phase, not unlike flagpole sitting or doing the "Dougie."
I don't want to get caught up in this fad and be burned again like I did with Devil Sticks. Man, I thought those things were going to be around forever.
That guy is now the President of Benihana Hibatchi Grill, INC.
My long-term goals with comedy are yet to be defined. I want to keep getting better but I don't want to be kept a secret. It's not all about getting attention or trying to be friends with everyone on the planet. I just feel like I've got a few things to say that a some people might like.
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