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You Will Need
- A computer with internet access
- A Facebook account
Entice people with questions. Ask for advice or recommendations on anything from the mundane to the absurd. People love to give their opinion.
Mention what you should be doing
Write about what you should be doing instead of updating on Facebook. This not only lets people know what you're doing, it gives them something to relate to: using Facebook as a colossal time-suck.
Don't use inside jokes
Avoid inside jokes. Not everyone in your network has to understand your sense of humor, but eighth-grade nicknames and made-up words will endear you to no one.
Conjure an air of mystery. Post an update that demands an explanation, and you'll have your friends begging for more.
Beware of babies
Use baby-related posts sparingly. Their nap times and bodily functions are of little interest to anyone but you.
Make it easy
Don't try too hard. Status updates should be short bursts of brilliance – the less you think about them, the better they'll be.