I’m about to hit 5000 friends on Facebook. I don’t know why, but it appears that 5000 friends is the limit that the folks at FB will let you have.
I’ve kind of been wondering what’ll happen when I hit the magic 5K mark. Will a dozen clowns in a Mini-Cooper coming crashing through the living room door to race around the coffee table tearing the carpet up?
Maybe 3 strippers with sparklers will come popping out of the computer screen.
I don’t know what will happen, but I’m getting ready. I’m going to crank up my “fan” page. I started the fan page a year or so ago and I’ve kind of let it languish some. But I’m going to slowly get it rolling again so that when I hit the holy grail of 5K friends, I can keep on growing and moving forward…and I’d like you to “grow” with me.
I’ll still be active on my FB page. I’ll still drop in my sometimes stupid and sometimes witty comments. I’ll still be firing up the computer at Firestorm Café and Books to see what my network has been up to. But now I’ll also be posting some of the goings and comings of the photography work on another page.
To give you a little incentive to “like” me, I’d like to buy the first 2,000 people who “like” my fan page a cup of coffee @ Firestorm. Didn’t say I would buy you one, just said I’d “like” to buy you one.
So do me a favor, click here to join my fan base and then hurry on down to Firestorm and tell Scott, Emma, Lani, Joe or any of the other worker owners there I sent you and they just may give you a little discount. Or not.
So what’s my mother got to do with all this? Not much…she still hasn’t friended me on Facebook.
Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist living in Asheville, North Carolina. He has traveled the world documenting the tears, joys, laughter and lives of people everywhere. He currently focuses his camera on the same topics in America. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as USAToday, CNN, Upsurge, Dream Row and others. A portion of his income from each photo shoot is donated to organizations that help the homeless in the communities in which he works. You can see more of his photography by clicking here.