Earlier today I posted this on Facebook:
Computer situation update: Still out of commission.
Help Jim Get A New Computer update: $0 raised so far!
The good news is, you can still help.
I have 392 friends here on FB, so $1 or $2 from each of you will do the trick.
Of course, some of you may have to kick in $5 to cover those who only have a Facebook account because their children said it would be a great way to keep in touch and last posted on Christmas day 2010.
Come to think of it, you better make it $10 because I know some of those people on my friends list are thinking, “who is this Jim Lynch, and why is he going on and on about a broken computer?”
You know what? I’m thinking that $15 should cover the fact that one or two of those accounts are accidental duplicates created by my less computer savvy friends.
What’s that you say? Some people only check FB occasionally and it would be great to be up and running before Monday’s 24 premier? Good point, make it $25
What am I thinking? Most of my friends are as financially challenged as I am. I guess it’s going to be up to the half dozen of you with money to kick $100 each. Of course if those people are in the “who is Jim Lynch” or “I have a Facebook account?” groups, I’m out of luck.
Yeah, this is going to get me that computer in no time!
It was, at least partially, in jest. But it got me thinking, which is always dangerous. The result is this post and an experiment. In a few minutes I am going to link to this post and write the following:
Those of you who read my last post know about my current computer challenge. It got me thinking, “what if?” So I came up with a little experiment. I’m linking to a post with a donation button and I’m asking those who read this to do one of the following:
- Click on the link, go to that post and make a donation of $1 or more. ONLY if you do that like this post.
- If you choose not to make a donation, but want to participate in “The Experiment,” share this post with your Facebook friends (click on the share link).
- If you do neither or both leave a comment with just the word “neither” or “both”.
I will keep you updated. Who knows, this could actually work.
5/2 10:00am 30 views on the website page, no likes or shares on Facebook.
5/2 11:00am 33 views on the website page, 0 likes and 0 shares on Facebook.
5/3 08:00am 55 views on the website page, 0 likes and 0 shares on Facebook.
5/3 10:00am 56 views on the website page, 0 likes and 1 share on Facebook.
5/3 12:00pm 86 views on the website page, 0 likes and 1 share on Facebook. 0 Retweets.