Friday, March 19, 2010

How Much Is A Blog Follower Worth? $358.24.

"IF YOU DON'T TRANSFER ME TO SOMEONE WHO CAN DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM AND GET ME MY MONEY TODAY, I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR COMPANY REMEMBERS FOREVER THE MONTH THEY SPENT SCREWING TRAVIS SLOAT."

Not bad, eh?

Those words, spoken towards the immediate end of a rather unfruitful conversation with a DirecTV associate, both shocked and surprised me.

I mean, it sounded like something Will Smith would say right before he shot some lasers at a few aliens and saved the planet.


"Yes sir. Just hold on." 

So then I got to speak to Angie. And no, her name hasn't been changed. 

Angie decided that she was going to take a different approach. She wasn't giving me my money back today, but she put her job on the line and gave me a cut and dried answer. Then she offered me 3 free months of Starz, because lets face it. Nothing will calm a worked up fat guy down faster than watching 6 year old movies all the time with a new one on Saturday nights. 

Well, cheese does it too. 

Anyway, the topic of Facebook came up. I think it happened when I apologized for yelling at her, and I told her that I'm a lover not a fighter, and that I'd rather be friends on Facebook and make her laugh. 

She laughed. 

Then she asked me if I played Farmville, and I said hell no. 

Then she admitted that she hated Farmville but played Mafia Wars, and so I expressed my disappointment. 

Then the topic turned to my blog about Facebook/Myspace, and I found out that she vlogs on youtube a lot. 

I told her I would check her out, she said she would check out my blog, and the call ended before I could even verify a second time that I actually had Starz or that I would get my money. 

So. 

The value of a new blog follower? Yeah, I found that out. 

It's $358.24. 

I'll let you know if I ever see it again.