Grateful to be here

It’s raining. The traffic on the highway was terrible. And people are complaining on Facebook…

And all I can say is that it’s a beautiful day. I love the opportunity to live another day. To exercise my mind and body.

To think of ridiculous things to post. To try to be a better human being.

To make people smile.

And to be grateful for the opportunity to do so.

Thank you.

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Gratitude for gratitude

Remember kids, behind my incredibly manly and imposing exterior, is just a semi-regular human being with a love for Mexican food and a tendency to say ridiculous things.

So when I wake up, check my email, and read a heartfelt note from someone contacting me to thank me for writing something that made a difference in their life, I’m not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye.

For reals.

So thank you.

It may seem odd to be grateful for someone else’s gratitude, but that’s also why I know it’s genuine.

Totally unexpected.

Now let’s get back to kicking ass.

I have a reputation as a badass to uphold and Batman still gets more press. ;)

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This week on social media…

Thanks to you crazy people — and how you’ve responded to recent posts — it has become crystal clear what my audience truly wants from me…

And it is surprisingly simple.

It isn’t silly jokes or humorous observations. It isn’t motivational posts, quotes, or inspiration. And it isn’t photos of interesting, funny, or beautiful things.

Its…

PORN!

Just kidding.

It’s selfies & profanity.

Seriously.

Hey, I said you were crazy.

But I also think you are some of the coolest, most open-minded, and accepting people anywhere. And some of you are quite funny, too (well, you make *me* laugh, at least).

I don’t say it enough, but I appreciate you being a part of my life and making this fun for me.

So thank you.

*takes a selfie while swearing like a truck driver*

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Thank you for the connection

I just want to take a moment to thank all of you who have shown me so much support over the days, weeks, months, and *gasp* years.

Your comments are always appreciated and are a nice way for me to connect with you — even if it’s only digitally. It may not seem like much to you, but it means a lot to me.

Your likes, too, are always appreciated, because it’s a nice way to acknowledge my posts and it allows me to see who my words (or art or photos) are connecting with. It’s always a pleasure to see your names listed. Thank you.

And thanks, too, for the shares.

Sharing my posts or telling your family or friends about something I’ve said (or done or created) is always incredibly helpful in spreading my message or making people laugh. And it also helps to draw other awesome people here.

So again, thank you.

Again, these things may not seem like much to you — and it may seem odd that I’m even making a big deal about them — but they mean a lot to me.

Not the numbers, the connection we have.

I also want to add that I don’t ever want anyone here to feel like they’re just a number or that I’m ignoring them.

So please, if I ever make you feel that way, let me know. It is never my intention. I just don’t always see every single comment on my page because FB doesn’t always provide notifications (but I always try to find these things and keep up).

And if you ever want to have a private conversation on the side about something going on in your life, or something I’ve written about, please message me.

I cannot say I have all the answers, but I will certainly give you a listening ear.

Thanks again for adding tremendous value to my online experience.

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This post is more engaging

Someone asked me if I regretted moving from a page with over 42,000 followers and starting over from scratch.

Not. At. All.

I love it. And this image represents why.

This post is more engaging.

This is part of the Admin panel that page owners see. Posts that are more engaging get starred by Facebook (to encourage page owners to pay to reach a larger audience).

While I don’t care about paying to have my posts seen more, I do care about engaging my audience. And this rarely ever happened on my old page. Here, it happens often.

I’d rather engage a small targetted audience of real people who are genuinely interested in seeing my posts, than broadcast to a large one that:

  • May not even be real
  • Has little interest in my posts
  • Doesn’t ever participate
  • And may not even be able to read English

You all have made this move great. So thank you.

I love your posts to my wall, love seeing your comments, love your humor, love when you share, love when you message me, all of it.

Thanks again. You’re awesome.

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