#2033 how to get some traction
Wednesday 4th July, 2012
Dear Dr H.
Have you ever considered what makes a terrific dilemma? I think that mine is suitably good – but really what does a guy have to do to get some traction on your site?
Looking great btw *wink*
From The Will.i.am.not via a very cheeky postcard.
Ah ha, I shall post your dilemma and a retort of sorts.
Reasons not to publish anything come in various forms from the I just don’t like you, to the not enough flirt in your composition, and then we’re down to my favourite – Poor dialogue. Exposition of the dilemma with inappropriate confabulation is a common failing. Or just boring:
“My wife is on Facebook. I am not. What do you think about that?”
“I must be very careful now as my husband is on Facebook and he wears a hat.”
“Yes I am a stalker, and oh I like to look at my work colleagues.”
“Look out! Status update dead ahead!”
Maybe you’ve heard somewhere that there has to be a twist in the tale. Well you are right. What they didn’t add was, “not at any boring price.” If there is a ‘real’ dilemma, it should be something that people really might say or do. Wear a hat indeed. Humph.
You need not come across as a ventriloquist dummy to tell the tale through, just be yourself.
There can be a whole complex affair without anything really happening (much like the rest of Facebook), and there can be lots going on at once. What there must not be is a failure of interlocution.
Another thing, if your dilemma is well crafted enough then you should find that hardly any flirtation is required and I am only too delighted to publish your posts. So there.Tweet