I hope everyone’s having a sweet Friday thus far, I’ve had another one of those crazy ass weeks tied in to another one of those crazy ass Friday’s. I intend to spend a little time writing about what’s been going on this weekend, it’s something I’ve waited about a year to write about and something that will probably make most of you go, “WHAT!?!?!”.
Earlier this week I had an article come up in my reader from my friends over at Social Media Examiner, well can’t really say, “friends” since they probably have no clue who Extreme John is or what I do. It just sounded better saying, “my friends over at Social Media Examiner”. Anyway, focus here. After reading the article and sharing it via my Twitter account @extremejohn I moved on and never thought twice about it. I mean let’s face it, tanning salons are a micro niche, even worse off a micro-niche slowly being killed off by the government (already 37,000+ jobs lost in 6 months). I wouldn’t imagine anyone paying any attention to the incredible customer interaction, service, and promotions that we have on my small business Facebook Page for Extreme Tan and Smoothies. I won’t even get in to how I created the first Facebook game for indoor tanners or the Free Tanning til’ Labor Day promotion and app that went viral on Facebook. Again, it’s indoor tanning, a small niche, who cares outside of tanners and tanning salon owners.
Favorite Small Business Facebook Page
A day or so went by and out of nowhere I received an email from Elena, a frequent commentor here on my blog, socialmedia addict, small business supporter and Websites Give Back blogger. Elena was nice enough to nominate MY Facebook Page for favorite small business Facebook page. Needless to say, even with the failures, successes and my experience with using social media for small business I underestimated the power of my Facebook page. It’s most likely due to the fact that I put about 99% more time in to my small business Facebook pages for Extreme Tan and Smoothies and Extreme Spray Tan and just consider my Facebook page as an option for anyone that “might” care about what I have to say about business, or whatever else I might ramble about. I really never thought anyone would nominate, vote for or even consider my Facebook page as one of their favorites, to say it’s flattering doesn’t put it in to perspective.
Here’s what Elena had to say when she nominated me on Social Media Examiner for Favorite Small Business Facebook Page.
Everyone is different, for me I can tell you I’ve always been amazed by the fact that anyone would even read my blog, never mind commenting, retweeting, sharing on Facebook and GooglePlus. It’s wild to see someone take the time out of their day (everyone’s day is busy for one reason or another) and mention you on someone else’s blog. Wild, I can’t really put it in to words I guess. Either way, to say it’s appreciated is a massive understatement.
In reality I realize there’s not really a shot in hell that I’ll be picked as one of the best small business Facebook pages, but I will say that the simple fact that Elena has been nice enough to tweet and retweet about it on Twitter, nominate me, write me and even read what I’ve written is more than enough for me. THANK YOU Elena, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!
You’re Up Baby
If you would like to nominate my Facebook page for the Social Media Examiner please comment here, and thank you in advance if you do. You know it’s appreciated.
Connect with Elena on Twitter @WGB2U