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…

17 Days Later

It's been a while since I've posted something new. I haven't really felt up to it lately. Haven't felt up to much of anything. I've got some kind of chronic cough I can't get rid of and there are a lot of personal things (job [lack thereof], girlfriend, church, etc.) that kindda have me down.

Volume 2 of Far Street is being worked on. I'm trying a new approach to production so it will be a while before I can start posting episodes. I'm writing all of the episodes first and then making them. With me being two and a half hours away from the rest of the talent, it will be easier this way. I can write all the episodes, send them all over to them by email and then when they're done recording their voices they don't have to worry about anything until several months later. Anyway - all that to say, hang tight, it'll be a while, but it'll be worth it.

I've started another . . . "blog," I guess. It's not really a blog, but it's built on Blogger technology. It's more of a platform for short stories. It's called Ridge Rift and it's based on a model of the multiverse that I came up with a long time ago and which has been a central story-telling tool in a lot of my stories. You'll see what I mean when you get there. If you find it's a cool idea and would like to be a part, just email me and let me know. I want to open up the idea to anyone with some good writing talent.

If you're interested in writing or taking part in the pre-production process of Ninjas of the Caribbean, email me. I have come to realize that such an undertaking is going to have to involve a whole lot of people who really know what they're doing. Hopefully some of my Full Sail classmates stumble upon this. I should really get in contact with them. Also, if anyone knows how I can get a hold of Chuck Norris and Wil Wheaton, let me know!