So in order to get people signing up, we are implementing a trick we learned on #FilmTrooper podcast from Scott McMahon: give people a free gift (one they'll actually want) in exchange for signing up on your filmmaker email list. So, I have been trying to complete a "Making of A Dark Souvenir," which I thought I'd include on the DVD (and still might), but I thought this would be a nice giveaway for sign-ups since you'll get to know me as the filmmaker better, you'll see how I've made a #NoBudget film, and you'll get to learn more about the movie itself.
We peeked on Thursday with 90 unique visitors per day, which is awesome! It's steadily grown. And I think this blog has really helped. I'm able to post different blogposts to A Dark Souvenir facebook, twitter, and sometimes instagram accounts (I say sometimes because I'm still not sure the best way to share blog content on instagram pic posts, ideas??). Anyway, I'm happy to know people are finding our website and looking at it.
Oh, by the way, I built the website for free throught Weebly.com. I know there are a million easy-to-make template websites out there, but this was what I learned on and I am used to it. I paid something like $60 for 2 years of my domain name adarksouvenir.com and the rest was totally free. I highly recommend it. It's a little clunky but you get used to it, and you can see all the different content I've been able to post. One thing I worry about is that this blog is connected to this site, and perhaps I should have started the blog through a "real" blog site, so that when I move on to the next project the blog remains the same. Still, I'll have the email list for that, so go sign up now for your free gift (the Making Of is almost done), and that way you will move with me to my next project.
Signin off for now and getting ready for Valentine's Day...