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 Chasco Fiesta

I'm not really much of a parade person, but I haven't been to one in a long time and Becky was willing to join my family on a trip to the Chasco Fiesta, so I came along. Look at all the beads she got! And that was only one of several pirate ship floats. What's with that? I mean, I know pirates are cool, and all, but I don't remember any stories about them parading down the town square unless they were raping and pillaging.

I'm really not sure what the whole Fiesta is all about. I'm sure it's all explained in the link I gave, but I haven't actually been to the page. All I know is that, after two and a half hours sitting out in the sun I remembered why I don't generally like parades. Why can't we have one in the Florida winter or the Illinois spring? Why does a parade always have to take place in a HOT climate?

EDIT: Oh yeah! I remember a parade that doesn't take place in a hot climate! It takes place at night when the sun isn't blaring down at everyone. The beads reminded me of it. Mardi Gras!