Hey, had to take a minute to draw this idea out that I came up with yesterday, and I had to do it today because it is kinda time sensitive. You see, tonight there will be a new episode of Stripsearch in which Maki and Amy face off in elimination. Winner stays another day, loser goes into the Hotel of Obscurity. Waiting for the show tomorrow morning while listening to ESPN Draft podcasts all day yesterday made me think “What would happen if ESPN covered Stripsearch?”
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And if you’re not watching this show… why?? You really should! It’s great stuff.
Obviously I have failed at the five days a week attempt. Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, and let’s be honest, my plans aren’t often best or even laid. Usually they’re just dumped in a heap as I cheer myself on.
The truth is that even though I’m putting more time into the comics I wasn’t ready for five days a week. I really want to do five a week, but I’m just not at that speed or efficiency yet. And, every week I fall short I get more and more upset with myself.
So, even though this is embarrassing I’m going to pull back on the reigns and just admit that I can’t muster five right now. Starting today we’ll just go back to 3 a week (Mon-Wed-Fri) and I’ll learn myself to work faster and better. I have the technology. I can rebuild me….
Even though I’m cutting back comics I’m going to keep working hard here – but now I’m gonna try to work smart too! I’m gonna make that buffer I keep dreaming about happen. I have some work to do on the website. I need to start work on the book. Stuff like that.
I know 3 days a week is less ideal than 5 but I’m hoping that being more consistent and polished will help.
Otherwise, I will see you all here on Wednesday!!
So I was thinking about this today. The story for this chapter involves a lot of Tessa and a lot of Swan. I think of the two of them as opposite sides of the same coin. So I’m curious? Which side of the coin do you fall on? It works for the Vampires so why not the Space Pirates??
PRIZES PRIZES PAZZIZZES!!!
So here’s the story: now that I’m here more and working on the comics all fulltime like we’ve gotta get the word out!! We need to add to the BlueCrew – and one of the best ways to do that is Twitter – because, if you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably agree – I’m always ON Twitter and I’m a chatter box. I try to bring the fun, even if I have to keep it contained to only 140 characters.
So starting now and running through April we’re going to have a Twitter-fair. Or maybe affair. Maybe a Twitaffair. Kinda like that. Twitaffair it is!
The goal is to get to 500+ followers by the end of April!!
Now I don’t want to be one of those people that just says “more people follow me!” and whines about numbers and stuff. That’s not my style. While this is a push for more followers, I’d rather offer prizes – both individual AND community-based as fair trade for you guys helping to raise the awareness!
So let’s talk about the prizes!!
First up: for EVERY hundred followers (starting at 200) I’m going to make a new wallpaper for you guys!! And not a cheap slapped together thing either. Fresh art for each one!! Here is a breakdown with hints for each one:
If we push past 500, I’ll update later with some stretch goals. I’m willing to do one every 100 new followers we can get in April.
Now, what about the individual goal? Well that’s a fun one too!! When we get to 500 followers, I’ll take EVERYBODY’s name and pick one at RANDOM and that person will get a FREE SHIRT from my store!! They can pick ANY shirt I have in the store at the time – BlueStar shirts or Gaming shirts… whatever they want! FREE… SHIRT!!
And, just like the wallpapers, I’ve got stretch goals in mind for this too – so when we hit 500 I’ll update this one too!!
So, let’s review: as we work up to 500 twitter followers EVERYONE gets new wallpapers AND when we hit the 500 mark one FOLLOWER will get a FREE SHIRT!!
See, that’s pretty good right? Fair trade? What do you guys think?
Alright! So let’s get to it! If you’re not following me on Twitter NOW is the time to start! If you are following me now is a great time to start retweeting, using the Follow Friday tag, hitting that tweet the comic button, or just start chatting with me! (Protip: if you put a period before a @ at the start of your tweet everyone will see it! .@JoshuaJericho for example) Keep an eye on that little button to the right because it will keep a count as we work together towards 500!!
So, lets get creative and get to it so I can start working on that first wallpaper for you guys! We only need about 50 new followers for that so we can get it quick and I’m really excited – not gonna lie!! Tweet tweeet tweeeet it up!!