April fools day is around the corner, and as a blogger you can use it to amaze your readers with your funny sense of humor. You can also use it to grab some natural links by cracking a april fool joke, that everyone would believe. Specially, if you are one of those bloggers who are building a community around your blog. April fool day is a nice day to crack a nice humor, and grab attention from social media. I made one such April fool prank long time back, when I made an announcement of selling ShoutMeLoud, and it worked great. Many users ended up tweeting about it, and some of the big names were in the list. Though, it was a happy joke, and no one was hurt with the whole funny prank. If you are planning to do something like this, you need to be creative and ensure that none of your readers get hurt with your action.
Here I’m sharing few ideas that you could use to play a prank with your blog readers, and give them a reason to smile, when they will know you got them with your prank.
Prank idea for bloggers:
Auction of your blog :
Start an auction for your blog at least a week ahead and let it look very normal and serious . Put the best price and ask your friend to engage into comment thread so that you can distract people from April fool day and in the end let your friend buy your blog. On the 1st of April write a killer post along with URL of twitter tweets about the event. Try to make it look as realistic as you could, and try not to answer many queries about the same on Social media, as it may have negative impact on your credibility. Give a genuine reason like you are hired by Facebook and you will be joining them real soon.
Announce you sold your blog :
Though most blogger talk about it but never implement it. Implement this trick and it work for many. People generally fall for this prank easily. Make it look big and make it viral with social media.
Giving iPhone to your top commentator announcement :
Write a post about this and tell everyone that you are sending a free iPhone to Top commentator for last month a free iPhone. Obviously you can see a series of comments their on your blogs. In the end of april fool day write a nice email to all the commentator and use the same letter to write a post on your blog about how you played prank on april fool day. Don’t forget to write a sweet , thank you note to your top commentator. Since you are not giving away an actual iPhone, you could probably take the address of the winner, and send them a fake iPhone or a picture of an iPhone with a nice note. The idea is to be creative with your prank, and don’t hurt anyone with your prank ideas.
Fake adsense revenue :
This is not very interesting, but you can show fake adsense revenue on your website. Read more on fake adsense revenue generator here.
Free guide map /EBook to make money online :
Write a post saying you distributing free eBook related to your niche like
- Roadmap to make money online
- Roadmap to triple your adsense revenue
- Roadmap to fly a kite
- Road map to make Pizza.
Depend on your creativity and idea and your niche, Use it to throw an idea to give free ebook. Prepare an eBook with lots of funny animals pictures and in the end a big smile along with quote
Happy April fool day . :)
These are some of the basic ideas that you could use this April fools day. Though, the best idea is still the one which is rare or never been used. So, use your creative cells and bring out an idea, which is never been used. I know bloggers can come up with more original ideas like this , so share your best shot and let us know what’s your idea of April fool prank? .
Feel free to send me your idea of prank on twitter @denharsh.