Larry BraunerTo start off a year of greater collaboration and celebrate my 58th birthday, I’m hosting a unique four-day blog and web site promotion event and social media party on my Facebook fan page.

What’s truly unique about this event is that I plan to check out every link posted on my page and comment, share the link, and submit it to social bookmarking sites, as I deem appropriate.

Over a hundred people have registered so far, and many more are expected to sign up for this free event.

Everybody may participate. It’s not necessary to have a blog or other website.

If you’d like to donate a door prize such as an info product or a coaching session, please connect with me as quickly as possible.

Here are answers to 19 or 20 infrequently asked questions:

  1. How do I register for this event? Visit the event page and click on Attending. If you’re not a Facebook member, join Facebook first.
  2. When does this event take place? From January 11-14 according to the date wherever you are. EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, NOON EST. NO DEADLINE FOR NETWORKING AND COMMENTING ON POSTS.
  3. Do I have to be awake and online for 96 hours? Not unless you want to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
  4. Can I click on Maybe? You can, but why would you? The party is four days long. Either you’re going to stop by or you’re not.
  5. In what ways can I participate? You can post a link to your blog or website on my Facebook page along with a brief non-hypey introduction. You can network (see below) with other people and check out their links. You can even be a fly on the wall (no pun intended) and just chill.
  6. What if I don’t have a blog or other website? Post a link to your Facebook page or profile, to your Twitter profile, LinkedIn profile, etc.
  7. What am I not permitted to promote? No porn or hate content. No predominantly religious content. (I was careful not to include them all in the same sentence.)
  8. How many links may I post during the event? One with an exception…
  9. What if you don’t get to me? If I don’t get to acknowledge your post within seven days, you may post a new link or re-post the old one.
  10. Can I network with other participants? You are encouraged to network, but please do so in a professional manner to avoid being cast into the snake and scorpion infested dungeon.
  11. When will you be hosting another event like this one? I don’t know. It depends on how this one goes. If I must hire bouncers, that won’t be a good sign.
  12. What happens if I don’t attend this one? You’ll have to live with a guilty conscience for all eternity.
  13. Will dessert be served? Yes. Chocolate cyber cake and virtual vanilla ice cream. Yum!
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  15. Do I need to bring a birthday present? No, but you can help promote this event.
  16. How can I help promote this event? You can link to this article, share it on FB, tweet it (using this handy link), Stumble it, Digg it, or print copies and mail them to all your friends, family and colleagues.
  17. Is this some kind of April Fools joke? Only if you’re reading this on April 1st.
  18. What if I think 58 is old? Keep your opinion to yourself.
  19. What if I don’t think any of this is very funny? Get a life.
  20. What if you haven’t answered my question? You can ask your question below in a comment. I’ll answer it, if it makes sense to me.

Note that I reserve the right to modify the rules and conditions of this event arbitrarily and capriciously with or without prior or subsequent notice.

Don’t hesitate to subscribe, leave a comment, or join my Facebook Fan page. ;-)

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44 Responses to “4+ Day Blog and Website Promotion Event and Social Media Party”

  1. Web Service 911 on January 7th, 2010 1:00 am

    Larry, not only is this post brilliant, but so is your idea for the four-day party. This is great! I will definitely be promoting and attending :-D

    And anyone who didn’t think that FAQ was funny DOES need a life - how else will they gain a sense of humor?

    ;-)

    Thank you again for your forward thinking in the realm of online social networking,

    I.C. Jackson

  2. Shari Weiss on January 7th, 2010 3:57 am

    Larry,
    You are really the Greatest! This B-day Celebration is Awesome: Original, Relevant, and Valuable for all involved — which will definitely include me EVEN IF that means I must “work” while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

    When work is play, you can’t get much better!
    “See” you on your birthday!
    Shari Weiss

  3. Cheryl H on January 7th, 2010 10:06 am

    I will be both promoting and attending! Since you are providing cake and ice cream, the virtual funny hats and noisemakers are on me. Thanks for the mid-week giggle Larry!

  4. Karen McGreevey on January 7th, 2010 11:16 am

    Hi Larry,

    This is a fantastic idea! What fun for all who stop by. And a win-win for everyone who participates.

    I just know it’s going to rock out of the box!

    You could almost have a birthday every day.
    (”Cyberly,” we don’t grow old, don’t you know?)

    Thanks for letting us share in your fun.

  5. Janet Giacoma on January 7th, 2010 5:06 pm

    What a fun way to celebrate your birthday! By the way, I hope it is sensational!
    J.

  6. Will on January 7th, 2010 6:40 pm

    Hi Larry,

    What a creative idea for birthday celebrations and a great start to your 2010 social networking campaign. Here’s wishing you continued success and many happy new years.

    Cheers
    Will

  7. Larry Brauner on January 7th, 2010 7:42 pm

    Ivo, Shari, Cheryl, Karen, Janet and Will.. I appreciate your kind words and all the attention you’ve given me. I hope 2010 will a good year for all of us.

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  9. Russell Roering on January 8th, 2010 10:08 am

    Larry- I will be there with virtual bells on! And let me just say that you don’t look a day over 59. ;) Great idea for promotion and a great excuse for a four-day birthday. Thank you!

  10. Larry Brauner on January 8th, 2010 10:14 am

    Thank you Russel, but in our house, we have the concepts of a birthday week and birthday month. Five out of twelve months are birthday months by us. :-)

  11. Shani Sammons on January 8th, 2010 2:46 pm

    Love this, Larry! I’ll “be there”! I also promoted it via Twitter. Looking forward to engaging and learning.

    Shani @ShaniSammons

  12. Larry Brauner on January 8th, 2010 2:54 pm

    Thank you Shani. Looking forward to seeing what you’re doing and interacting with you.

    There are already 200 people who’ve RSVPed, so hopefully it will be exciting and fun.

  13. John W. Furst on January 9th, 2010 9:44 pm

    That sounds like big fun. Chocolate cyber cake? I am game.

    See you later.

    By the way. Just in case you wish to stay “fresh” for another couple of decades, here is a great TED-Talk.

    Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

    Yours
    John

    P.S.: And Happy birthday of course.

  14. Luc Despres on January 9th, 2010 10:46 pm

    Great FAQ Larry!!! I had a great laugh.
    Looking forward to this event and meeting a lot of wonderful people.

    Keep up the great work :)

    Luc Despres

  15. Larry Brauner on January 9th, 2010 11:29 pm

    Thank you John and Luc.

  16. Lokendra Rathore on January 10th, 2010 2:23 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    Visit my blog for information about the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

  17. Larry Brauner on January 10th, 2010 2:32 am

    It is a beautiful blog.

    Look forward to seeing you at the party.

  18. Daniela Eichberger on January 10th, 2010 8:45 pm

    Hi Larry,

    Thanks for the invite. Your party sounds like so much fun and I love love love your personality. I found your link on a friends FB profile and thought I had to check it out. Got instantly hooked by your lingo and copywriting skills. You’re super funny and put a grin on my face after reading some more info on your event. Sending a virtual chocolate cake back at ya with lots of scoops of vanilla ice ;-)

    Happy b-day and can’t wait to connect more in the future.

    Daniela

  19. Ana Lucia Novak on January 10th, 2010 9:45 pm

    Hi Larry:

    This is so clever (and interactive) very social!! I truly wish you a wonderful birthday celebration and look forward to continual learning from you! Thank you and God Bless You!

    Ana Lucia

  20. Lee Hale on January 10th, 2010 11:11 pm

    You Rock! I hope this is your happiest birthday yet! With many for we are all one family to celebrate online social networking and our birthdays together! But, of course…I love reading your Blog posts Larry.

    Make 2010 the Best!

    All the best,
    Lee

  21. Debbie Morgan on January 11th, 2010 1:14 am

    Hi Larry,

    Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.

    Deb

  22. Sukhpreet on January 11th, 2010 3:18 am

    Hi Larry,

    I like your idea of online promotions and of course celebrating your birthday with your online friends.

    Wish you a very Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day to the fullest.

    Regards,
    Sukhpreet

  23. Laura on January 11th, 2010 5:29 am

    Looking forward to it Larry. And thanks so much for making my day. You are hilarious! Laura

  24. Michael John McCann on January 11th, 2010 8:24 am

    So this is what you have been up too. Very good. Being a young man I do look to the older people in my life for advice. Being 54 years young myself I look to the elderly for advice. Look at it this way. I am in the 8th grade and you are a senior in high school. Think of all the good things you can teach me. I hope many wonderful healthly years for you and your family. Maybe I will visit in the summer. It will be a bit warm then. Best.

    Michael

  25. Tya Bolton on January 11th, 2010 10:10 am

    What an awesome idea Larry! I’m in and Happy Birthday to you!

    Cheers to health, prosperity, great connections and abundant insight in 2010!

    Tya Bolton

  26. Wayne on January 11th, 2010 1:14 pm

    Mine is a blog of musings by a former professional photographer who left the field for other creative explorations, including theater and radio (music program), to expand my self-identification bigger than “A Photographer”. Now, I have picked up the camera, again, going digital (Enthusiastically!) and playing for the sheer enjoyment of the medium.

    All Too Willing to comment on the medium and its worth/purpose, I realized that blogging is Perfect for that. Hence: WayneWarp.com, a mix of musing and experimentation for feedback.

  27. Larry Brauner on January 11th, 2010 2:31 pm

    Thank you all for your wishes and comments. The event is happening right now on my Facebook page. See you there.

  28. Kevin Green on January 11th, 2010 5:26 pm

    Larry, I’d like to donate a handful of Just Finish T-shirts as a door prize for your party. Also, I’d be willing to pass along a 20% discount for everyone else!

  29. Alba Henderson on January 11th, 2010 6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Larry, looking forward to it!

    See you there Larry!

    Alba

  30. David J Carne on January 12th, 2010 7:37 am

    Hi Larry, sounds like a good Idea.

  31. Marg on January 12th, 2010 8:06 am

    This is just super of you to do. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. And I will be back often to visit all the different blogs.

  32. Larry Brauner on January 12th, 2010 6:26 pm

    Thank you all.. and thank you Kevin for the offer.

  33. Lorri Ratzlaff on January 12th, 2010 10:23 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY! I’m so impressed with this amazing idea! I hope it’s been a great gift for you to see all the amazing work that is happening out there … it certainly has been for me!

    Thank you! :)

  34. Loren Brauner on January 12th, 2010 10:30 pm

    I’m so glad to be able to attend your 58th b-day even from so far away; what a creative idea to celebrate this way! I hope this is a great year for everyone and that all that you put out into the world comes back to bless you.

  35. Larry Brauner on January 12th, 2010 10:43 pm

    @Lorri For me too! Thank you.

    @Loren Amen. Thank you Loren.

  36. Lin Klaassen on January 13th, 2010 11:28 am

    Larry, As a professional face reader I would love to see a clear headshot of you………..but I already know that your ears must be set back on your head (which is a characteristic of forward thinkers). When doing a face reading I draw a line called the vertical auricular line (a line from one ear over the head to the other ear) then I look to see if there is more of the head in front or behind the line. The more head in front the more the person will be a forward thinker. Thanks for thinking outside of the box and forging the way for the rest of us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  37. Larry Brauner on January 14th, 2010 10:11 pm

    Thank you very much Lin and everybody.

    I am extending entries until Friday morning to accommodate some stragglers. :-)

  38. Syl on January 15th, 2010 8:21 am

    Hi Larry, happy belated birthday :)

    Your FAQ ties in well with this quote!

    “The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed” Nicolas de Chamfort

  39. Robin Rushlo on January 18th, 2010 11:00 am

    Thanks for everything Larry.

  40. Latief@AnotherBlogger on January 20th, 2010 5:28 am

    Just joined your fan page on Facebook Larry, this day I’m too busy with my new blog, so I missed your party.

    And Happy Birthday :)

    Sorry I’m late.

  41. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party Venues Expert on February 26th, 2010 11:08 am

    I can’t quite imagine what is a social media party, but I’m pretty sure it’s different from a regular party where people interact with each other face to face. OMG we are turning into nerds. Even parties are moving to cyber space.

  42. CoolNCool on March 29th, 2010 2:27 pm

    Very useful information. I was looking for a workable solution for promotion. Thanks

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