Many times I have put out blogs on social media and how to use it or at least be supportive of each other. Being a review/news site, we get hit by everyone one and their dog to post their games, do their contests, do Kickstarter of the Weeks etc…. In other words, they want our support to raise money and awareness for their games, projects and brand. The funny thing is, when we share what we are doing and when we need support, they unsubscribe because they are no longer interested.
Funny how that works right?
I mean, why would you want to support someone who has supported you. Why would you want to share their projects if they share yours? Where’s the logic in that right? Why subscribe to them, if they are subscribed to you?
It makes me feel like a complete ass when I have to talk about stuff like this, but evidently common sense is in short supply as usual. In social media marketing “what comes around, goes around.” If you want people to support you, then you in turn should support them. If you want people to help promote your games, give you interviews, post your Kickstarter, then you probably should support them and post their stuff as well. If you can’t be bothered, why should they? No one is asking you to make a full time job of it, but at least something every now and then would be extremely helpful and appreciated.
I know, you get too many things, right? Hmmmmm ya think? That is why we work so hard to put out the most professional content we can. On top of that, we only put out a handful of newsletters a year so it’s not like you are being spammed with a ton of unwanted emails. If you feel like that is, then I would hesitate to be sending out any yourself. We could be sending you tons of emails asking you to support what we do like you guys do, but we don’t. We send a few newsletters a year, like around 6 total. This allows you to not only see all we are doing, but also pick and choose what to share very easily. It’s much less to go through and we are not hitting you up in all kinds of emails, direct messages on every social media platform or adding you to posts with other people as well.
So here is the deal. If you can’t support us, we most certainly will not support you. We are tired of putting time into great content to help you and your projects even if we miss a thing or two because we always make up for it.
Almost all of what we do, we make zero money for. So it’s a lot to ask for you people to keep asking people like us for help so YOU can make money. But then when people like us have projects, you can’t be bothered or aren’t interested even reading a newsletter or liking a post unless it has something to do with you while we constantly like your stuff on social media or share it.
You see, it only behooves you to support those that support you. It gives you that much more reach when you have something to announce or launch. ESPECIALLY when you have zero marketing budget and really on all the free press you can get.
For those of you that do continue to share, like, retweet and inquire about us, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts because that is what is all about and how we can all best support each other. For those of you that can’t be bothered, well I guess we can’t be anymore either. We wish all of you the very best in your upcoming projects no matter what!