It is the second day that this blog is online and I already have 83 RSS subscribers!!! Woohhooo – life is looking beautiful baby!!!
How did I do it?
Well… I didn’t actually. It’s almost impossible to get such an amount of RSS subscribers with 2 days. So when I was unable to get my first 83 RSS subscribers I did the second best thing – I forged my RSS count.
Why did I do it?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to go to a bar to have a drink but all of your friends were going to the big party… You didn’t really want to go to the party but you still did – all your friends were there and it wouldn’t be any fun to be in the bar alone.
Well that’s exactly what I am doing here – letting all of your friends know that all of their friends are here – that way they will eventually end up here without any of them having an intention to be here in the first place. Good stuff, I know.
You are probably thinking – “It’s immoral!”.
No it’s not – says the Financial Jesus (and since I am Jesus you should always listen to what I say. I only hope all this Jesus talk won’t end up showing faith related ads )
But think about it – by being a little creative with the feed counter you will give more people a chance to be part of all the enlightening things you talk about in your blog.
If your RSS feed counter says that you only have 4 or 5 readers it shows that your blog is not worth to be read. This may actually be true when your writing skills and the content sucks but when you are starting a new blog it’s OK that you don’t have any visitors. But the underlying problem is that when people come to your new website they don’t know that it’s a new website – they want content and they want it now!
Don’t let people know that they are only readers
It’s OK to not have any readers when you start out – but it is not OK to let your readers know that they are the only readers.
In fact you should try to leave an impression that there is a lot that is going on (even if there isn’t).
People like to believe that they are ruled by their intellect but every day we see things that say People are Herd Animals – people are sheep.
If you see a large crowd gathering at the local mall you will go and check it out. After all – if there are so many people over there it must be worth to at least take a look!
By taking advantage of this mentality it’s a bit easier to get people to sign up for your RSS feed. After all – it’s free and if they don’t like it they can always unsubscribe.
If you are just starting out and are in search of new readers – go ahead and forge the number of people reading your RSS feed.
Is it such a bad thing when you do something a little immoral to get people on the right track?
I call it Evil Marketing at it’s best!
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