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…


Of the Asterisk. Thought I'd do a quick update to tell everyone why we aren't having many updates. There are a lot of things going on in the background. Very soon, all of us will be having a meeting to discuss what we want out of The Green Asterisk and how we'll go about accomplishing it. This is kind of difficult since we all live in different places and some of us are sort of on vacation right now ::coughcoughjosscoughcough::. As soon as everyone is settled into a normal schedule we will meet and then hit the interwebs at full force. Besides that, there is a podcast in the Asterisk's future. In the near future, I'm working on getting onto a certain established podcast, and in the distant future I would like to start the Asterisk's own podcast. The Astricast? We'll see.

We've also added TweetBoard where if you have a Twitter account you can leave your comments and start conversations with me and the rest of the team. Seems pretty sweet. I hope more people start using it. And if you find anything interesting on the blog, I've added links to share it on Facebook or Twitter or any other social networking site. That, too, is sweet.

Just so you know we haven't forgotten about this site. Also, movie reviews will still be coming. Next on the agenda is Public Enemies. A friend of mine asked "When does Christian Bale come out?" I was confused because Public Enemies is a Depp movie. Bale is just... in it.

Do you have any suggestions for the future of The Green Asterisk? Leave them in the comments!


  1. Oh, come on! I KNOW it's a Depp movie, but we all know why I'm seeing it, lol.


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