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 Spirit: Get Into It

The Spirit was probably the first comic book movie that didn't take itself seriously and actually FELT like watching a comic book. The unique styling of cinematic allowed the watcher to feel like he was watching a live-action action cartoon such as the WB's Batman cartoon series with real people. The dialog and the action would sometimes lend itself to a unique brand of humor that I think comic aficionados would appreciate. I liked the overall movie because of the light treatment of a dark fare. That being said, it's probably not for everyone.

Some might accuse the movie of being too over-the-top. Which is funny because that's its charm. The story of the Spirit really wouldn't have the same feel if it was given a Spider-Man treatment. And it definitely wouldn't work to turn it into another Dark Knight. Besides the fact I don't think the newbie actor, Gabriel Macht (The Spirit), has the chops to match the performance of Christian Bale as Batman, the whole concept just doesn't lend itself to a realistic portrayal. I think they did a fantastic job of portraying the source material, but for many the source material would be uninteresting and corny.

So really this is where comic book movies separate the true fans from the people looking for some eye-candy. The true fans will enjoy the story-book feel of The Spirit, but, while there is plenty of eye-candy to be had, eye-candy is never enough to solely keep one's attention. The casual viewer should watch at his own risk and be prepared to get into the spirit of The Spirit before sitting down. It's a comic portrayal of a crime fighter who can never die. And I do mean comic - like, funny ha-ha kind of comic. Pretend you're sitting down to read the Sunday comics section of the newspaper. You'll get a chuckle here and there and there's a pretty good story to follow, but it's definitely not to be considered one of the greatest movies of all time by any stretch of the imagination.

The imagery will capture you and the story will entertain you because while the execution may be corny, it's just corny enough so that it works. It helps if you picture speech bubbles coming from their mouths when they talk.