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…

Star Trek: Asterisk "Officer's Lounge - The Infinite Magicks Upon Mudd's Terratin Trap"

We here at The Green Asterisk pride ourselves on efficiency. And by "we" I mean Steve, because I'm kind of a slacker. But I always take care of what's REALLY important, like getting YOU, our faithful viewers, a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

This week, join the Captain and I as we continue our speed run through The Animated Series with the next six episodes: "The Infinite Vulcan", "The Magicks of Megas-tu", "Once Upon a Planet", "Mudd's Passion", "The Terratin Incident", and "The Time Trap". Sympathize with our excruciating pain here.
Make sure you go back and read Steve's write-ups of each episode (great stuff!), and don't forget to stay tuned for the Aftermath, coming almost immediately. Plus, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (278-7475). Finally, be sure to join us this and every Thursday at 6PM Eastern for the live show. Get to listening - we've only got 2 more weeks left of The Animated Series!