I keep scratching my head and wondering why so many folks cared? She had no friends. She wasn’t liked all that much. Could it be that many wanted to revel in the gory details of how a photographer wound up accidentally killing herself taking pictures?
Humour aside, the story tracked extremely well. Dressed as a real news item, over 700 people followed the story to http://wp.me/p2KLp8-eAf on the day it was posted to Facebook. It was completely unexpected… and the traffic continues to trickle through even today.
The others were book promo’s, short pieces that told people I had a book to sell. In short, no one cares about buying books, not like they care about reading drama and watching train wrecks!
I’ve also noticed the growing numbers of posts on the Internet that try to sell something by using a lead-line that contains that goes something like: ‘She thought it was a simple… then couldn’t believe what happened next’, or, ‘5 simple ways to improve such and such.’