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…

Merry Christmas!

So I found some Christmas online games that can be sent as eCards. Now, normally I wouldn't really care for cheesy holiday pseudo-games, but who doesn't like to toss an elf?! It took me a couple tries to figure this game out, but it's pretty addictive. You have to press and hold the space bar or the mouse button just before they reach the frozen lake, holding the button will bring up an angle meter, let go when it's at the desired angle and watch your elf fly!

Some other games are Gingerbread Hangman (not the gumdrop buttons!!), Santa's Snow Run (snowboarding Santa?), The Catch a Snowflake Game (for those who, like me, find themselves in an environment hostile to snowflakes), and The Great Santa Game (presents were never so hard to get).

These cards are free. Usually a Blue Mountain subscription is $13.99 per year. I guess they're all in the Christmas spirit 'cause usually free eCards suck, but I like these ones. It makes me consider the 30-day trial . . .

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