The first one was probably the funniest one for me, probably because no one got disappointed. "Are horror conventions nerdy?"
My only response to that without much insight was: "well, are they?"
|My husband at a writing workshop, Horror Conn 2010. |
That's Nancy Kilpatrick down on the end.
Something truly awesome came up in people's random Google searches, and that is that someone out there was looking for reviews of my tattoo artist, Rachel Kolar.
|Rachel at The Star of Texas convention.|
More pictures of her work can be found
"You know," she said, "Never mind."
Going off of the game guide I gave her to Crisis Core and a few pictures from VII and Advent Children, she constructed one of the most beautiful tattoos I have ever seen, much less had the privilege of sporting every day for the past year. So, for anyone out there looking for a review of Rachel, just go up to any of my regular customers and ask them if they've seen the girl with the left arm sleeve. A testament to Rachel's artwork and skill with a needle is that random customers will stand next to my register and take pictures of me. I was once caught on camera at a convention getting tattooed. I chose Rachel because she fit the style of what I wanted done, her word of mouth reviews were glowing, and she is a mother, which I totally respect. Rachel is the best of the best, and I hope to continue advertising her skill in the future.
This one really got me: someone Googled gear scores for Rise of the Zandalari and viewed my page. Unfortunately, I only mention that my gear score is low and only list the requirements for the new dungeons. I suppose I can't blame myself for lack of information. It was an introduction to my character and the fiction that I write, not a game guide for building gear scores or managing equipment. I hope whatever I do is informative if not entirely useful.
Another cool thing is that people often steal my screen shots from Doctor Who. This is cool because the ones that I put captions on are not mine. I usually site where I've gotten those. I take my own screen shots when I can, mostly because they are more original and likely to make people happy (I know that's I how I feel when I come across original stuff); however, I have not overlooked the strategic aspect of this as well: people with original work get more foot traffic. If people want my screen shots, they may have them; after all, in many ways we're all violating the terms of Fair Use when we post them since we don't have permission from BBC to post pictures and hardly anyone bothers to site where they take their pictures from. Basically, its safe to assume that if my screen shot does not have a caption, I took it myself.
I like to keep my people happy. Anyone is free to comment on my stuff even if you don't have a Google log-in. Actually I'd love to see more comments, even if its just, "hey, write about something else," or, "Wow, no body cares."
Feedback. Marketing's most unreliable resource. Can't live with it, can't function without it.