Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My favored method for letting the world know that I love something is by becoming a Facebook fan of it. I am a Fan of 80 different things, and I swear not all of them are neat products that you can buy (though most of them are). Did you know that, if you want to become a fan of something for which no page exists, you can just create one yourself? A while back I created a page for Square-Headed Dogs. It's dedicated to dogs of no particular breed whose heads could reasonably be described as cubical in shape. Not straight-up pit bulls (there are plenty of pit-bull-oriented pages to become a fan of if that's your thing), but dogs who are a just pitty enough to be adorable little stocky monsters (see fig. 1 above).
The page doesn't do much except sit there with a few pictures of square-headers on it (including one with birthday hat). For a while it had only two fans, me and someone I strong armed into joining the square-head movement. A few months later I checked back and saw that 10 people who live in Wales had also become fans. Imagine my surprise and delight when, recently, I saw that Square-Headed Dogs was up to 32 fans, including three people I actually know!
I encourage all of my readers to show their support for square-headed dogs by becoming an online fan of them. If you are a Facebook member, this is quite easy and you probably already know how such things work. If you are not a Facebook member, you will first have to click the link contained in one of the 4,396 emails you've received from friends trying to coerce you into joining Facebook. Either way, I promise it will be worth it.