By Brad W. Foster: This one might be kind of out of the blue, but thought I’d drop you a line and see if I could tap into the vast world-wide communications system that is the File 770 zine-and-blog to get the word out that I am now also trying my hand at the whole bloggy thing! My Corner of the Weird is happening over at http://my-corner-of-the-weird-by-brad-foster.blogspot.com/.
It started out some months ago when a small press publisher set it up, and asked me to drop in a cartoon now and then. Recently they handed the full reins of it over to me, and I thought it might be fun to try and do more with it. So recent posts have been not just cartoons, but some lesser-seen art pieces, old and new. Also hoping to put in notes for projects-in-works, photos from both fandom and the art festival circuit, and other such goodies. You know, the whole bloggy experience.
However, the MAIN reason I want to get the word out is totally evil. (Okay, partly evil.) I’ve got a small non-monetary side-bet going with another cartoony buddy on who can get more little faces in those boxes on our blogs. So I’m trying to spread the word about mine. I’m not proud, I’ll even accept people clicking in as followers who have no intention to ever look at it again. I’m such a cheat!
I do promise folks that I will work to add content on a fairly regular basis, so it won’t be static. But mainly, help me fake this other artist into believing I actually do have “followers”! And for anyone who has followers of their own blogs, you need to convince them to follow mine as well. Again, I don’t expect anyone to waste their time coming back that often to see my pointless posts, BUT this has nothing to do with content, I’m going for sheer numbers no matter how I must cheat to get them!
(We haven’t actually decided how long this will last, or what will constitute a “win”, but maybe if I can get a bunch of new folks at once, we’ll be able to wrap it up.)
Anyway Mike, any help you can give in spreading the word of my nefarious plan would be appreciated. He’s not hooked into the sf community, so I don’t think this will get back to him. (Cackle, cackle, rubbing together of hands.)