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…

The End of Volume One

I really have to appologize for how late this final installment of Far Street vol. 1 is. Really it's my fault for expecting Becky to take a chunk out of her World of Warcraft time to work on it . . .

But, anyway, this is the last time you'll hear from Mike, Jose, Alex and Josh for a while. We're taking time off to revamp the website and make it "cool." Yeah, evidently light gray and a yellow and red BAM logo isn't cool anymore. I'm really excited about what it's going to look like, though. Be sure to keep coming back to check on it.

For those of you who are still waiting for the Battle of the Bands - fear not! Volume Two needs something on which to open ;-) That's right, Josh and Tragedy will fight it out with local bands in the opening episode of Far Street vol. 2 and Alex will find her self with a new, fuzzy friend.

To completely misquote my new favorite program, Heroes, "I won't say good-bye because our work isn't done here. See you later."


  1. I admit it. I am to blame. Sorry for the crappy music . . . . :-)


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