Yeehaa, we’re finally up and running in the 21st century. Our spiffy new site has gone live, along with all manner of wild ‘down-with-the-kidz’ stuff like Facebook and Twitter. But you’ll know that by now ‘cos you’re looking at it.
Have a poke around the site if you’ve really got nothing better to do. With a bit of luck, it gives the world some useful info about what we’re about. I hope it also conveys something of our professional (yet slightly juvenile) character.
Can we ask you a favour or two? Please click on the links to Facebook, Twitter, etc and do your funky thing for us. ‘Like’ us, ‘Follow’ us, ‘Circle’ us or whatever the bloody words are. Basically, we’d like you to spread the word about Le Verre Gourmand ‘cos we’re jolly fine sorts with lots of yummy booze.
I must be honest here (at the risk of sounding like an old git). I’ve always found the idea of these social media channels rather sad. If people feel the need to ask everyone in the world to ‘like’ or ‘follow’ them, maybe those people should spend more time out there in the real-life company of other folk, rather than staring at a screen, communicating with them in bits and bytes. Add to that the delusion that the rest of the world really wants to hear your views on the hairstyle of this or that person on some idiotic TV programme. I just haven’t got it. Did I mention something about an old git?
But I can see the advantage to a business like ours from these channels in spreading the word. We’ve done well over recent years for many reasons, but one of them has been word-of-mouth referral, the bush telegraph. If these funny virtual worlds can help us do more of that, I’m all for it.
But just don’t expect to read any drivel from me about some twerp on the telly.