Sunday, February 06, 2011

But that's okay 'cause I've got no self-esteem

Well, that was a bust.

I knew it was probably a bad idea to do a contest with so little forward preparation. I figured it was probably a bad idea to make it so open-ended and free-form. I figured I'd probably get an entry or two from the regulars who comment here occasionally, and that they'd end up with the prizes, and I was all right with that.

But man, not a single entry? Worse yet, my average visits have dropped to, like, half of what they were when I started the contest. And I imagine that several of those 56 hits are mine, what with checking to make sure that things have actually posted when they were supposed to.

I'm not usually one to wallow in bitterness, and this time will be no different. I still plan on doing a contest, and I plan on it being successful. I've got at least two more milestones coming up in the next four months or so, and I'm going to make them count. And the first step is actually making this blog popular.

And as someone who spent high school reading comic books and playing chess, I know all about what it takes to be popular.

Seriously, though, any word of mouth and link love would be much appreciated. I've mostly been writing this Superman series for myself, but there has to be some other obsessive Superman fan who would enjoy it, right?


Derek said...

W-What contest? I didn't see any contest.

Tom Foss said...

I posted about it here, and I had a little blurb at the top of the post section up until this morning.

So I guess lesson 1: visibility :).

LurkerWithout said...

Sorry man...