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…

With a Little Help from My Friends

I don't know if you've heard of this Street Light Interference thing. It's an episodic novel, which means it's a collection of several short stories that run together in sequence, and I'm pretty sure it's the very first in the world. It's a novel that's being treated like a TV show where, at the end of the season, the whole season will be sold as a single book.

Anyway... the point is... I'M MAKING IT. And I can't do it alone. I personally don't have the resources to just drop everything and pump this thing out, but I get by with a little help from my friends. I get high with a little help from my friends. Gonna try with a little help from my friends. And Kickstarter. Click that link and you'll be taken to a page describing everything you need to know about Street Light Interference including how you can help! If you decide to help me out with a pledge, the minimum amount is a MEASLY $1! But even if you don't feel like you can give up a single Washington, the best thing in the world you can do the help is by spreading the word!

Here's the link: http://kck.st/9Lh0JO

Copy and paste that sucker into every text field on the Internet. Status updates, emails, tweets, comments, blog posts, Tumbls, IMs, text messages, reddit, and YES... even New Digg. The page to which that link directs must fall in front of as MANY EYES AS POSSIBLE! And it'll die without a little help from my friends. YOU! Each and every one of you. Including you. But not you. You know who you are. /glare

To the right of the page you will see a widget explaining how far along we are in our goal to raise $5,000. At the time of me writing this, we've collected a WHOPPING total of $25 in pledges! Let's keep going! Why? Because you love to read, but you're bummed that there aren't enough good novels out there and that if you do find one it takes so frakkin long to read. And believe me, if SLI becomes a success, there is plenty more where that came from. (I could totally do this for a living.)

I love each and every one of you. But I might have a preference to those who help me make this dream of mine a reality. ;-)