Felix In Hollywood

A Blog for the Smart Set

Friday, May 6, 2011

Do You Like Me, Really, Really 'like' Me?

Philip Mershon.....









By now, I think you know, I have a tour company.  Yep, Felix is the name - Hollywood history is the game.

and his nemisis partner in crime Jennifer Coolidge
I have been learning the harsh reality that it's hard to get visibility and publicity when you can't afford a publicist.  Of course what I can do, as all my friends have told me since starting the company, is throw my self through the gates of social media.  They're all like, "Oooo, you gotta do facebook, you gotta do Twitter, you gotta do Yelp, you gotta do youtube, you gotta do linkedin.

With each 'gotta' I would cringe.  See, I'm basically an old fashioned, non-tech brained, single task kind of fellow.  I mean, I walk and tell interesting stories for a living!  It took  breaking down a lot of resistance just to start this blog.

So I do facebook, and then I do a facebook page for the company and funny thing happens - I'm enjoying it! (Archie Bunker voice in my head, "aw jeez")

Then another funny thing happens.  One day on my news feed I see that Actress and Comedienne Jennifer Coolidge has started a fan page.  The first thing that came to mind was not how ridiculously talented and funny she is with her legion of spot on performances.  No, the first thing that came to mind was that a few years ago I was briefly introduced to her when I was doing some work for a friend who has a marvelous gift/paper/boutique printer shop on Beverly Blvd.  She came into the store and I found her to be lovely and kind.  And with that memory I wanted to support her.

So I go to her page and hit the 'like' button at the top.  Turns out that we were tied in our number of 'likes' that day, and I mentioned that I would race her in the contest of 'likes'.  Of course she's killin' me, I mean, she's a beautiful, funny celebrity; I'm a history storyteller who posts cool pictures.  But just like my first meeting with her she's lovely and kind in cyberspace too.  And she wants to take my tour!

Now that I'm doing facebook, and Twitter, Yelp, youtube and linkedin, I'm having to admit, maybe this social media networking thing isn't so horrible after all.  Maybe I'm a closet cyber guy.  Psych!

So why don't you 'like' me here

And while you're at it go ahead and 'like' Jennifer here .  She's gonna win our race anyway, and that's cool, she's a swell dame!

12 comments:

Thombeau said...

I wish you had been on Facebook when I was! Because now I'm not, nor shall I be again. None the less, great to "see" you! And best of luck with everything! xoxox

FelixInHollywood said...

Thank you my hero! About that 'never' business, I said the exact same thing after my 1st bout with fbook couple years ago....

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Thom - why'd you leave Facbook? I miss seeing that handsome face of yours!

And I bow to our Felix - for whom great things are coming. (And Jennifer Coolidge, too!)

normadesmond said...

i just realized that moth years isn't there. gee, i'm a bloodhound.

who doesn't love jennifer? she's from norwell, massachusetts! the south shore! as the crow flies, we were almost in the same bunkbed!

nice snap feel.

GlenH said...

I'm not on F.B either, but we still really, really like you!

FelixInHollywood said...

Well Glen, then you're just gonna have to come from Adelaide and take the tour!

kabuki zero said...

kabuki will just have to like you from here.

Donna Lethal said...

Jennifer's a Norwell gal? I love her even more! And for those of you who haven't taken Felix's tour yet - I like it, I really, really love it. And him too.

Thombeau said...

Reading through these comments, I realized that you're all amongst my favorite people on thee internetz. Which says a lot about our dear Felix!

FelixInHollywood said...

Thank you dear Thom, turns out I needed that today.

savannah said...

liked your fb site! and yes, i *liked* jennifer's, too. i told her you sent me. xoxoxox

FelixInHollywood said...

@savannah. Which is why you are a Goddess!