ANNOUNCMENT: The Crafter cult took initiative at yesterday’s tumultuous election speech and have brought forward a proposal for deal with the ‘children’ problem. THE AGE OF ADULTHOOD IS NOW FIVE YEARS OLD. Rabid murders of children run rampant all over Sporyn; there’s a murder of […]
WHEN: 13th solar flare, goes util some starts a fist fight WHERE: Annie’s oil drum WHAT: Compare mutations. Is the fact your hair turned into strings of curly metal the coolest? [IT SURE IS] Think you’re a real hot shot for having that extra toe […]
WHEN: Fifth solar flare
WHERE: That really weirdly shaped rock – you know the one
WHAT: Dinner or Death?
Will those dandelions flashing like neon yellow strobe lights melt your eyeballs or taste fantastic on a light summer salad? Does that tree bark just appear to be infused with uranium or shall it turn out to make a great late night snack?
If these are the kinds of questions that keep you up at night as you chew the marrow out of a rat bone, this is an event for you!
Join Sandra as she wins the ‘Greater Good’ award, snatching up vegetation to test if it’s edible for the rest of us.
Sandra is an esteemed member of the Crafter Cult, who allegedly lived with a PHD in horticulture before the apocalypse, endlessly hindered by the formality of science protocol from eating the plants in her lab, which was always her one true desire.
ANNOUNCMENT: In an unprecedented event of compromise, an insane war was avoided when Crafter’s, Grafts, and the Nihilists reached a consensus on the need for time in Sporyn. TIME WILL EXIST AGAIN Time, of course has been a tricky construct to enforce since the sun […]
Got a grip? We’ve got an audience. The apocalypse may have eradicated suburbs, streetlights, waterways, all wheelie chairs, and the concept of Tuesdays, but it did not eviscerate our innate desire to have someone yell about life qualms, while everyone else waits to scream in […]
My second peer review is dedicated to Nipun Tiwari, their website and internet enterprise, “Media, Popular Culture and Politics,” which can be visited here.
The strength of this website’s layout lies in its simplicity; a dark grey background presents an authoritative backdrop for posts, which appear in a concise, linear pattern on the front page, written in a readable, yet no-nonsense font. The website’s coherent structure allows for the content of the posts to be the main focus.
Though the posts present topical issues and opinions supported by detailed analysis, perhaps the website would be enhanced if more was known about the author. It’s understandable that a level of professionalism can be attained through distancing personal life from work, but in attempting to sell your personal analysis as a brand, selling yourself is also required. One way this can be done is through storytelling (Sherrett, 2012). By creating an About page for yourself, Sherrett states this will help your business “build understanding [and] emotional connections” (2012) between yourself and your audience. Since it is easier to monetize people you know and understand, this can be an advantageous asset. On Sherrett’s page, she has a fun fact about herself at the bottom, it is short, but it conveys humour and a personality reader’s believe they can connect too. This gains trust without any fanfare convincing readers you’re a good person.
Another way we’ve disscussed in lecture is through social media. Tod Maffin presented on the idea that it’s one of the best ways to get in touch with your audience. There are no links to any social media sites on the website, but Twitter or Facebook already have young demographics who are interested in the topics you mainly post about, so half the battle is already won! Though I don’t see any specifics of a monetizing plan on the site, posting your articles into those groups could gather an audience that would be monetizable through a possible subscription to your page, or merchandise for your brand.
The advantages of a social media presence and About page is a more engaged audience, as well as an audience that can connect to your work on a personal level, who will be more likely to repost and comment on posts out of loyalty to a brand they feel represents their personal interests.
It might be easier to create consistent social media content for specific online communities if you posted about a narrower number of topics, or mentioned in your sub-heading the kinds of posts you like to make. This would also make monetizing easier down the road, if you wanted to pick specific movie related advertisements to display along the sides of your page. There are many around topics of movies and the controversies that stem from actors and the industry, if that was designated as your website’s main goal it would be easier to generate traffic, define your purpose, and sell yourself at the presentation we have to give at the end.
This website’s content is strong and incredibly interesting, it deserves a dedicated audience to match.
I’m gonna be real with you guys, I was not the smartest kid in school.
I still have a slice of my Hippocampus intact in my skull, so I remember the days where things like GPA determined self-worth and it was a hotly debated topic in pop culture whether ‘smart girls’ were sexy. (For anyone confused here – it use to be attractive to have exactly two eyes and one mouth on the lower third of the face. Noses were also considered necessary. I know, right? So constricting)
Anyhow, the apocalypse really freed me from that academic insecurity.
But now, The Crafters want to start a newspaper.
I assume by this point they’ve entered the fifty-third round of self-congratulation for this monumentous idea. They probably thought it up while knitting vintage shawls out of dried eel skin from the eels caught in those ditches outside Rat Teeth Cafe.
Their reasoning is that randomly announcing different intentions when crowds around you get large enough isn’t the most efficient way of getting information out there. So I do understand a bit where they’re coming from, there’s more and more people finding the city of Sporyn everyday, but, do we really need to start a newspaper?
Are we going to re-teach people how to read?
What are we gonna make the paper out of?
Do I even need to know what’s going on the community? Are we just re-enabling stalking?
If you’ve got any thoughts about newspaper, news, or paper, leave a comment below