Every Friday I break down the 10 things I think you most need to see this week, including a mix of posts on this site and other stuff from around the web that I think should be on your radar. Here this week’s countdown…
10. 5 Reasons You Need To Have Your Own Website
In this Connected Comedy post, I break down why it’s important to have your own website and make it the hub of your online activity. I also point out the dangers of relying on things like Facebook to be the only connection you have to your fans.
9. 14 Things You Can Learn About Rob Delaney From His Twitter Account
Comedian Rob Delaney has built an epic Twitter following over the past couple months and a fan took a moment to compile some of his favorite Delaney tweets into this list of 14 tweet genres. Besides being entertaining, it’s a clever look at how content can be created using tweets beyond Twitter.
8. The Best Tool To Build And Manage Your Email List
In this Connected Comedy post, I explain to you why it’s important to build an email mailing list and why I recommend using AWeber email marketing software to help you make the most of it.
7. 50 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic
This post from the Self Publishing Coach blog isn’t necessarily comedy specific, but it’s a great resource for beginning comedy bloggers to figure out ways to generate more traffic for their posts.
6. 5 Free Tips For The Punch Drunk Comedy Show
Punch Drunk Comedy is a live show in St. Louis that features a mix of stand up, sketch, and other alternative comedy. As part of my 5 Free Tips series, I laid out some advice for them in this post about how to grow their brand and be more interactive with their fans.
5. YouTube Talent Lands A Deal With Showtime
Tubefilter reports about yet another TV deal for YouTube stars, as Showtime has struck a deal with some of YouTube’s most popular creators to produce shorts for its new Short Stories project.
4. 5 Things To Do When A Blogger Posts Your Content On Their Site
This Connected Comedy post takes a look at what you should do after you’re lucky enough to have a blogger share your content with their readers including some tips to make it more than just a one-time thing.
3. YouTube’s Choose Your Own Adventure Videos
This Yahoo story examines a relatively new trend on YouTube, creators who are using annotations to tell “Choose Your Own Adventure” interactive stories through a series of videos on their channels.
2. What It Takes To Sell A Blog For $35,000
In this Connected Comedy post, I take a closer look at the recent sale of popular blog Don Chavez and break down exactly what it takes to create a blog that’s worth $35,000 to somebody else.
1. YouTube Offers Celebrities $5 Million To Create Branded Channels
In what will likely develop into a huge story, Vulture breaks the story that YouTube is aggressively courting Hollywood celebrities and offering them up to $5 million to create channels and programming on the site. This is another huge step toward Google/YouTube inevitably challenging the studio/network model that has previously dominated the Hollywood content business.