How Just Talking About Your Creative Experiments Can Help Them Succeed
from the getting-the-word-out dept
You may recall that, last week, we wrote a short post about Kevin Clark's discussion of his Cucumbers & Gin project, which was a music video of an original classical composition by Clark, played on violin. What we thought was interesting about that was that Clark argued that even though the project had not made money directly, it was a success in many non-monetary ways. After we posted that, the story got picked up in a few different places, including actress Felicia Day tweeting about it. Clark has come back to note that just talking about his project on Step2 seems to have made the project itself much more successful:
As a result of posting here the project got a positive mention on Alarm Will Sound's facebook page for the Noteflight integration (I've worked with them on a commission project for Ken Ueno in the past), Mike Masnick (hi there!) wrote us up on Techdirt, which then got tweeted by Felicia Day, and blogged about by Minnesota Public Radio.We can't promise that Felicia Day and Minnesota Public Radio will take notice of your project if you post about it over at Step2, but apparently it doesn't hurt your chances...
It's been fun to watch the viewcount on the video and my own site traffic over the last few days. I've been keeping the crew from the film up to date on the spike and it's been really great for them to see this day's work from last April paying off in some not insignificant internet outlets.