Battling Businesses and Bugging People

This entry was posted on Jan 13 2011

Okay, so today was the first day we were knocked out of the top ten list in the Love a Local Business competition.

We got back on, but I need to stop checking this thing. I am obsessing. Of course, obsessing is how you build a successful business, but it does take its toll. I’ve been impressed by how well we have done, especially since we didn’t exist until a couple months ago, and touched by all of the really nice things people have said.

But man, it has been a near constant struggle to keep our number up votes up there. I’ve been trying to thing of strategies to drum up more, but each requires more funds than I have available.

Here are a few sample ideas:

Idea: I will take a pie in the face for every vote. Voters can decide the type of pie in the comments. Post pie smashing on YouTube.
Problem: not a baker and pies can get expensive.

Idea: I will take a shock from a stun gun for every vote. Post stuns on YouTube.
Problem: No stun gun, though I would still put up with the pain.

Idea: Hand out candy in exchange for votes.
Problem: No problem really. I just have to get over my current, personal financial struggles. Every dollar counts.

Idea: Will perform stupid stunts voted on each day in the comments and post it on (surprise!) YouTube.
Problem: People are crazy and I don’t want to die.

Still, nothing really eye-catching.

I will think of something, though. I just have to keep at it. I will take suggestions, though.


About jkempf

James Kempf, CEO of Cliché Studio, has made two games for Mercury Retrograde Press, learned from managing the comics at Criminal Records that John Stewart is the best Green Lantern, and once happily played a 12 ft. dwarf in Rifts.