Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! Special Guest: Howie Noeldechen of Tara Normal.
This podcast we discuss:
Ken: My issue revolves around growing your social circle. I’m a relatively shy person when meeting new people and I don’t consider myself great at “small talk”. I would consider you guys as more gregarious than me and I’m curious about your general approach towards reaching out, including and engaging others.
Dawn: What WP plugin do you guys use or suggest for social-network sharing on posts? I need a combination I’m having a hard time finding. (twitter, FB like, FB share, Google +1, stumbleupon, reddit, and a way to email the comic to a friend– that’s the current RSS feed or at least the comic itself, NOT just a link)
Byron: I see Ken & Dawn are on that Ink Outbreak website for referrals. I just had Scribol added to my website. With no advertising budget at moment for me, are we helping or hurting ourselves with these types of links on our sites. Is it too much for the visitor to take (making our sites too busy again).
Howie: Converting Twitter followers to Readers
Reader’s Issue: From Chris Watkins on Google+: It’s always interesting to know what single method of promoting has netted a creator the highest number of sustained new readers. For some folks, it’s con appearances, for others, it’s highly targeted Project Wonderful ads. I wonder what works for you folks? I’d be curious, too (given the attention I’ve been paying to my own first book), what avenues have brought you all the most reliable sales for your webcomic collections?