King of Selfies

I have been thinking long and hard about creating a regimen schedule to blog at least twice a week. Honestly, with everything that goes on in my life, blogging is the least of my worries. Until, I turn on my laptop and see that blogging is part of life. Wanting or not, "platform" is the it word for anyone who depends on lots people knowing about you and what you do to achieve success.

While the mystery about creating meaningful content and garnering followers (i.e. people who gives a s#@t) remains, I thought the article "The meanings of the selfie" by James Franco (yes, the actor) was interesting.

James Franco explains the power of the selfie,
I can see which posts don’t get attention or make me lose followers: those with photos of art projects; videos telling the haters to go away (in not so many words); and photos with poems. (Warning: Post your own, and you’ll see how fast people become poetry specialists and offer critiques like “I hate you, you should die.”)
But a well-stocked collection of selfies seems to get attention. And attention seems to be the name of the game when it comes to social networking.
And while I understand James Franco is a celebrity and people would be interested in looking at his face and don't give a second thought about mine, and I, deep down, like much more the Casey Neistat's approach for Instagram as he shows on this video.

I've decided to give selfies a try. I'm going to post selfies as often as I can, starting today for, let's say, six months. At the end of my experiment, I'll report back how many new followers I got on Instagram (as of today, I have 48) and which selfie got more likes.

Here's selfie number 1:

look me up on instagram @denysecohen for six months worth of selfies

Okay, it's not my best hair day.  But being no James Franco, and realizing people really don't care to look at my plain ol face, I think a little make up (i.e. photoshop) will help keep them interested. Don't you think?

I guess we'll find out in six months.


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