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’s this week’s countdown…
10. An Interview With Baratunde Thurston, The Onion‘s Director Of Digital
In this 15-minute audio interview, Thurston talks to Australia’s Anthill magazine about how The Onion approaches social media and its content.
9. 6 Tools That Can Teach You About Your Audience
In this Connected Comedy post, I recommend 6 analytics tools that are (mostly) free and explain why you should be using them to learn more about your fanbase.
8. Lessons Learned As A Comedian
This post on British comedian Jo Caulfield’s website features an ongoing list of lessons she’s learned over the course of her time doing comedy.
7. How Many New Followers Do You Get When Charlie Sheen Mentions You On Twitter?
In this Connected Comedy post, I break down the number of new followers that a couple comedians got on Twitter after Charlie Sheen responded to their tweets.
The New York Post weighs in on the increasing number of content creators that are starting to make some big bucks on their YouTube channels.
Philadelphia Magazine profiles comedian Doogie Horner and the Philly comedy scene in this lengthy feature story.
4. 5 Free Tips For Eric’s Fake Fliers Blog
In this Connected Comedy post, I offer up 5 Free Tips for comedian Eric Johnson to get more attention for his new funny photos blog.
3. The New User’s Guide To Reddit
As I’ve mentioned before, I love Reddit and believe that every comedian should be using it to promote their work. This post from The Next Web is a great crash course in how the site works.
2. 5 Reasons Your Podcast Should Include Video
In this Connected Comedy post, I explain the many advantages of videotaping your comedy podcast including how it can help you gain more fans and make more money.
1. How Amanda Hocking Is Making Millions Selling Her Own Books
This Business Insider story looks at the success of indie writer Amanda Hocking, who it estimates is making millions of dollars after selling books independently to the fans of her blog.