Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, “a friend of a friend” statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer. (Wikipedia)
Interesting idea right?!
Once Chris and I met, we were able to connect ourselves within one degree of separation…he was dating a girl I knew from college (while I knew her!)
It’s that whole “small world” idea…I’m sure we can all think of a time when we were out of town and randomly met “a friend of a friend.” Or even better (as long as it’s not happening to you) when someone goes on a date, only to realize later that they are somehow related to the other person. (I actually heard a true story about that not long ago…and if YOU have a story about that I would love to hear it. Really!)
So today I’ve decided to extend a little “six degrees of separation” challenge to you guys.
I’m really trying to make a go of this blog thing, so I’ve been doing a little research about how to make that happen. Since word-of-mouth can be a great way to bring more visitors to the site, and I’ve got some pretty mouthy subscribers (and I mean that in the nicest way possible…honestly!) I decided to come up with a contest.
Here’s the gameplan:
1) You (the reader) tell your friends about the site…via e-mail, facebook, etc.
2) Ask them to leave a comment saying that you referred them
3) The person with the most referrals wins a prize!
Yay! See where the six degrees of separation come in? If all 15 of my subscribers told only 6 people just imagine the spider-web of connections that would be made…talk about networking!
And since I hopefully pricked your ears by dangling the “prize” carrot in front of you, I’ll go ahead and reveal what you’ll win. Whoever has the most referrals (with a minimum of 6…think 6 degrees of separation!) gets to choose a book from my post a few days ago and I’ll have Amazon ship it right to ya! Oohhh, and I’d like to add a new one to the list…”Heaven is For Real” by Todd Burpo. It is just incredible. Maybe I’ll dedicate a whole post to it later.
But back to the contest. There is one more thing you should know…something to up the stakes a little. One name is synonymous with 6 degrees of separation…Kevin Bacon. (Seriously. Google it.) SO, if anyone can use their power of 6 to get Kevin Bacon to comment on my blog, you will receive an entire bacon-themed gift basket in the mail. (*See “Brining Home the Bacon” post.) Impossible? Nah. Im-probable? Yeah I’ll give ya that. But there’s no harm in having a little fun with this.
On your mark…get set…Go! Contest will end at 12 p.m. tomorrow. I’ve included a few one-liners you can copy & paste into your facebook status, as well as the link to the site. Thanks for your help, hope you have fun with this! (And I hope it works…at least throw me a few bones and respond in some way. Pretty please?!)
KEEP CALM & REFER ON!
Hey FB Friends…check out this blog a friend of mine is writing. Comment that I referred you and help me win a prize! http://keepcalmandlovon.wordpress.com
This crazy girl with a blog won’t leave me alone. Go check it out & comment that I sent you so that she’ll back off! https://keepcalmandloveon.wordpress.com
I’m trying to win a six-degrees of separation contest! Click on this link, comment on the post, and say that I referred you! https://keepcalmandloveon.wordpress.com
I’ve been reading this blog and it is so __________! My favorite post is _________. Check it out at https://keepcalmandloveon.wordpress.com
then comment and say that I referred you!