Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

Mid-Season Sabatical

Stargate does it . . . so I figure . . . I could do it, too. I'm taking a month off. Hey! No rock throwing! I was stuck for ideas the first part of the month for episode 8 and since a lot of personal stuff has jumped up and bit me in the butt I decided I needed to take a slight break and continue next month. Hey! Be happy it's only a month! Stargate does three months!! AND THEY SEEMED TO HAVE DIED IN THE LAST EPISODE!! Do you realize how mind-numingly painful it is to have to wait until the end of the mid-season sabatical to figure out how in the world they could have survived their spaceship blowing up!? IT'S TORCHER!!

No I won't look up spoilers!!