Ten Dumb Facebook Come-ons

Omg1I am a sucker for Facebook links to cute animal videos and I tolerate a good deal of ridicule as a result. What I can barely tolerate, though, are the ridiculous headlines designed to increase numbers of viewers. I am no longer opening links that begin with….

1. You’ll cry tears of joy!
2. Wait ‘til you see…..
3. Most ____(fill in the blank)____ever!
4. You have to see what happens next!
5. Restore your faith in humanity!

As well as over-the-top adjectives:

6. Cuddliest
7. Funniest
8. Greatest
9. Most Hysterical
10. Perfect



Mom's keyboardNOTE: Last week’s blog (Writing Anxiety) didn’t go out to all the subscribers in the usual way due to my imperfect understanding of Word Press. Therefore, I’m sending it out again at the bottom of this page, along with an explanatory cartoon provided by my son (Thank you, Ben.)



About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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