Welcome to a new feature being offered by Two Old Farts: Lori's Lessons on Living Large. Where the shorter fart will guide you to a richer, fuller, more satisfying life.
And the first lesson: How to get noticed on the Interwebz.
If you're anything like us, the interwebz is all about fitting in, being noticed and looking kewl. We know all about looking kewl. We're so kewl that we don't even spell correctly. That's uber kewl.
You need a kewl moniker. You can't be a fart, we've already claimed it. Smart Bitches, DA, Mrs. Giggles and Miss Snark are all taken too. Nora Roberts is LaNora and Victoria Dahl is that kewl writer on Twitter who talks dirty.
You should try something that shaves a few years and pounds off. SexyWritingLass is a good interwebz name. HotHornySkinnyWordsmith works too. If worse comes to worse you can use your real name but that's moderately discouraged. After all, why be a Hortensia when you can be HornyHotenseEroticWriter?
Now that you have your kewl name, you need to make your presence known. We've noticed that plagiarism will get lots of blogs to notice you. So go out there and steal liberally from someone.
And before you ask, yes, these old farts have stolen almost everything they do from another website: Two Old Farts Talking Power Tools. Check out our amazing discussion of routers in archives.
(We'd suggest that if you blog, steal from Dear Author. Nobody would ever notice since their readership is tiny and Jane is a pussycat with no legal experience and she'd take it as a compliment if you lifted from her. Trust me on this. Don't tell her I sent you.)
(If you're writing, steal from Nora. She doesn't mind. Not at all. Another pussycat, we promise.)
Another way to get noticed in on Amazon. We loves us some good Amazon fail (more kewl speak by the kewl ladies).
If you're a writer with a book on Amazon, the best way to get immediate notice and lots of hits is to publically call out a bad review. Anything less than 4 stars in fact is a bad review and needs to be pointed out immediately.
Remember these simple rulez:
1. The reader isn't deep enough to understand your point.
2. The reader isn't a writer and doesn't recognize your talent.
3. The reader has a pointy head and is an idiot anyway.
4. The reader knows nothing because your BFF said you wrote the best book ever and she never lies!
Your readers will appreciate you pointing out their flaws. Trust us. We haven't steered you wrong yet, have we?
We'll be adding more lessons in time. If you have any questions, ask Carolyn. I'm taking a nap now.