I’m sure Google has made a fine product with Google +1 that measures up to the Facebook “Like.” It probably would be worthwhile to install the buttons, get my Google profile set up correctly, start promoting with a new network. I certainly am not opposed to any of you promoting my content there.
But you know what? I want to be able to pretend I have a life. And while this site is known on some social networks, it could be a lot better known on Facebook, which already has most people that I would want to communicate with signed up. Facebook is a huge opportunity for me that I’ve only scratched the surface of.
So here’s the plan: I imagine I’ll be installing those Google +1 buttons soon enough and eating my words. I certainly get into my paranoid moods. But I’d like it if this was one bit of promotion I didn’t have to do. I would very much appreciate it if you’d “like” the fan page on Facebook if you haven’t done so already. If you have, you can feel free to recommend this blog to someone. An interview with me is linked above that explains who I am and why I am so boring. And here are a few entries that might get someone interested in actually reading Rethink:
- Emily Dickinson, “I dwell in Possibility”
- Abraham Lincoln, “Proclamation of Thanksgiving”
- Plutarch, “Life of Pericles”
- An Introduction to Machiavelli’s “Prince”
- Leo Strauss, “Memorial Remarks for Jason Aronson”
If you think I should get into high gear with Google +1, let me know. I’m antsy about this blog being successful. But I’m even more nervous about losing what I have.