Why Aren’t You Reading This?

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re probably going through a backlog of entries for entertainment purposes; given our current viewership, the odds of you reading this the day (or week) this entry was posted are slim to none.

The internet is a strange place, with strange trends; at the time of this writing, all the YouTube hits from every single video we’ve uploaded amount to around 2,000. Yet, a twenty second video of a fat Chihuahua gets 100,000 hits.

Even more insane, a five second clip of a squirrel looking menacingly at a camera gets 15,000,000 hits.

I certainly don’t want to blame people on the internet; I, myself, watched Bill O’Reilly’s on-camera freak-out about thirty times over the course of two weeks. People like what they like. My question is this; what are we doing wrong?

I suppose the best person to ask would be the fans, the people who comment on our blog posts. Are you reading this now? Why haven’t you recommended this site to your friends with the same ferocity you’d use if, say, you found a video of a man flipping off a rock and landing on his face,

or a dancing cat song,

or Christian Bale screaming.

Well, you get the point.

If I had to guess, the problem is largely that we just aren’t getting the word out like we should. After all, no one would have heard Christian Bale’s rant if he hadn’t initiated a brilliant marketing campaign involving sending letters to all the members of congress filled with lollipops embossed with the URL to his rant.

The problem is we don’t really have money for that kind of advertising, so it’s really up to you! That’s right, if you’re reading this, I’m placing full responsibility on you to promote this site. Kirk? SteveO? EthithBaimaxy? Themuterobot? Bob Fronduti? I’m looking at you guys! You’ve all posted comments at one point, and (as far as I know) are not members of the Brew Yorker staff. Go out! Spread the word! If you don’t, this website will fail, and it will be your fault. Go forth!

To all of you reading this entry years after it’s been written: All of our success we owe to those listed above. If it hadn’t been for their determination, our website would still be nothing more than a WordPress blog, as opposed to the multi-national, tyrannical corporation harvesting human embryos to make that “MAN BEER” you so naively consume.

-David

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2 Responses to “Why Aren’t You Reading This?”

  1. Bad form Says:

    Don’t be a loser. If people aren’t reading/watching, do something about it. For one thing, buy a mailing list. Brew Yorker is a good concept, there’s enough good contact here to keep people coming back. And bar reviews are always useful. At any rate, better to keep a stiff upper lip…

  2. I think there’s something to be said for the marketing prowess that is Twitter. I suggest following more people (esp people with a large amount of followers) and tagging them in your updates. Just make sure to return the favor by plugging their websites…

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