Monday, May 25, 2009
Minions #167 - Drawing a Blank
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Stand by, following the usual photocopied flyer for a fun-filled-fax from your Minion Master!
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Greetings, Interchangeable Duplicates!
Here we are again, a little late this week because of the holidays, and a theory I have. I get the impression that many people are visiting Minions at Work from (surprise!) work. When I post (or at least announce) the new cartoon before the work week starts, it seems like I get less feedback.
My theory is, it the announcement doesn't come in while you're at work (and wishing you weren't) it gets lost in your backlog, and you just don't notice. Any feedback on this would be appreciated.
I'm working to get "Minions at Work" noticed. In the beginning, I didn't promote much on the theory that, this being just a weekly, single-panel cartoon, it wouldn't make sense to promote until I had something of a backlog of new material for new visitors to look at.
Well, that snuck up on me at some point. I guess 167 (and a few more) cartoons does constitute a "backlog." So we're on Facebook now (if you're there, please join our "Minions At Work" group and suggest it to your friends). I hate the idea of Twitter, but I may have to give it a try at some point.
I'm also looking for other ways to build our audience. One idea I've had is looking for a more popular partner site, maybe a sci-fi news or movie site, and offer to provide them a "Best of Minions at Work" cartoon each week from our inventory in exchange for a link back here. I've got a few ideas, but I haven't approached anybody yet. If you've got any ideas, suggestions, connections, or run a site yourself, let me know.
See you next week.
- Your Collated and Stapled Minion Master, Steve