2 BILLION EYEBALLS!: DIESELFUNK JOURNAL 1
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The last week was a MASSIVE WEEK for Dieselfunk Studios. High John Conqueror and The Dieselfunk Show have now premiered. We have now moved on to the intricate and long term work of building a brand, audience, and market for our content.
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I’ve kept a Journal for decades and used to writing down the occasional thought towards processing events. It’s been a very useful exercise. To that end, I’ve decided to take some time to write down my ideas on comics, media, and the REALITY that is the INTERNET. We’ll call it say; THE DIESELFUNK JOURNAL. I’m sure there are far more knowledgable and experienced folks in this area than I. So if what I’m stating is old hat or irrelevant then simply ignore me.
In REAL NUMBERS, the mainstream comic book readership maxes out at 100-200 thousandreaders give or take a few thousand. Spread proportionally over the level of strength and size of each publisher, access becomes a matter of life..and more often…Death.
So how does the one man/woman or independent shop, like DIESELFUNK STUDIOS, get in the game? Not just the comic game, but the game that goes beyond that. Well that’s what this journal series will be about. We will investigate a lot, learn a lot, make mistakes…A LOT, and hopefully have the occasional bout of SUCCESS, a LOT:-)
Lets begin with the Thesis: IF…YOUTUBE has over 1 Billion users, INSTAGRAM is at 7 Million users (pushing to reach 1 Billion by the end of the year), Facebook is virtually at 2 BILLION USERS!, and other networks are massive as well, would it not make more sense to GO ALL IN ON COMICS EXCLUSIVELY IN SOCIAL MEDIA. Completely different Paradigm Right?
Of course, there’s that sticky QUALITY, DISTRIBUTION, and MONETIZATION thingy…:-)
More thoughts to Come…