Please help me get 10,000 people to like me

As you may know, it’s reality blurred‘s 10th anniversary this year. This, of course, is October, the 10th month of the year 2010, and in five days, it will be 10/10/10. That’s a lot of 10s. I’d like more 10s, and like to dream big, so I’m asking for your help: I’d like to get to 10,000 Twitter followers and 10,000 Facebook fans by Oct. 10, 2010.

This is mostly for fun, but also because with every click, I get a little validation that helps to build up everything that was chipped away, say, during formative years in my childhood when people were cruel to me.

And if that shameless emotional appeal doesn’t work, how about this: When we get to 10,000, we’ll have a contest, and I’ll give away reality blurred and reality TV show swag to randomly selected people who follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

All you have to do is click three times here, and then tell all of your friends to do the same. (You can e.mail or otherwise share this post using the tools below.) Introduce your friends and relatives and even random strangers to the never-ending joy that is reading my self-centered ranting on a daily basis. And thanks.

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.