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… it’s not about WHO YOU KNOW … it’s about WHO KNOWS YOU… #TBSU…

… at the last count,  the population of dear old Mother Earth was ‘way over SEVEN BILLION...and it seems that’s only about a quarter of the Twitter followers that Lord Justin Beiber enjoys … he’s racking up a few records in SOSYAL NETWURKIN highs with numbers like that… for the rest of us, modesty forbids we should ever claim even one iota of that figure… but the unshakable fact remains… in the modern quill-scrapers world it is necessary to BE KNOWN … gone are the days when ream after ream of polished  manuscript flowed non-stop from the authors’ candle-lit garrets… plucked by eager grasping agents… then stuffed into the publishing machine…  a grateful Readers Universe waiting expectantly for every scribbled WURD... y’see, Mabel, with the birth of that Unholy Child, the Internet, all that has changed… the abundance of Ritten Riches, alas, has overcome the capacity of them what likes to read… now the equation has moved… it’s akin to an auction, but IN REVERSE... instead of the buyers bidding and outbidding each other to acquire the glorious merchandise, the sellers have to pitch themselves perpetually to their marketplace… like street hawkers screaming out their wares from the virtual stalls… and we… we the authors, the writers, the poets, the playwrights… are the new breed of salespersons… but it’s not even that simple… we no longer are selling our product, the output of the months and sometimes years of labour… we are selling OURSELVES... you Lads and Lassies of Blog Land who dabble in this lierary thing-y know exactly what I mean… I KNOW Lord Justin Beiber... I KNOW the Lady Gaga… I KNOW Tiger Woods... trouble is, NONE OF THEM KNOWS ME... now d’ye see why this punching yer weight on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn, and Blogging is necessary? … sometimes free advice is the most expensive counsel ye ever get, but if ye’ll listen just this once to this ol’ Jurassic… SOSYAL NETWURKIN is a vital part of yer BUSINESS of being a writer... grasp it, embrace it, cuddle it, LUV IT, call it ‘George’ if ye wish… but get aboard… see yeez later, Matron’s here with that bluudy syringe again…

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… fake… unreal… contrived… con-job… why do they bother ?… the Great Twitter Followers Sting… #TBSU…

… in another era, I resided for a while in Hong Kong, a marvellous, bustling, thriving merchants’ Paradise… street pedlars, with or without trading licenses (the latter type doubling as sprint athletes when the cops approached) offered anything and everything imaginable… if the weather turned to rain… a frequent occurrence… in a flash, the pavements were abound with umbrellas for sale… anybody who has ever visited for even a few days will have enjoyed being accosted every ten yards in the main Kowloon thoroughfare, Nathan Street, and shown all manner of merchandise… the pride of which in my ‘umble opinion were fake Rolex watches... back then, the going price was a handful of dollars… BUT, here’s the thing, Mabel… these seller lads knew, that we knew, that they knew, that we knew, their products weren’t fresh off the Rolex Factory line… such a minor triviality presented no obstacle… clutched firmly in the non-dollar-taking fist was a proper certificate proudly bearing the legend GENUINE COUNTERFEIT... ( …I kid yeez not… ask emb’dy who’s been there …)… honest rip-offs… totally acceptable in my world… caveat emptor and all that … ye knew EXACTLY what ye were getting… leads me merrily on to this blog’s topic… the Kings and Queens of the Twitter world as measured by Twitter Followers include Lord Justin Beiber and Her Eminence, Lady Gaga … now, let me state up front, I have NUTHIN against either of these two creatures, appearing as they do as outsiders to the Normal Human Race … but revelation of revelations, it seems their follower totals have been rigged!… oh my, goodness, how will the universe survive this appalling newsflash?… adjusted figures will probably reduce Master Beiber’s to less than ten billion, and Lady Gaga will have to do with responding individually to only a mere 750 million now… sheesh… makes my paltry efforts in BUILDING THE PLATFORM look kinda puny… but, wait, maybe I can get the telephone number of the geezers who churn their follower feeds …ring! ring! …hello…yes… Master Gallacher here,…yes… wannabe authorial icon from Abu Dhabi… no that’s not in Wales, it’s in the Middle East… CLICK... silence… y’know, sometimes these showbiz types have no manners…

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Blogs To Follow

http://www.kjwatersauthor.blogspot.com

http://harveyblackauthor.org

http://www.seumasgallacher.wordpress.com

http://colburysnewcrimefiction.wordpress.com

http://vickiemckeehan.wordpress.com

Share them around as usual, and enjoy:):)

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