Greetings Dieselfunkateers, This will be a quick post. As stated before we are in constant reassessment of what needs to be done to make our initiatives work. We stated in our last journal entry that High John Conqueror would be folded into The Dieselfunk Show (TDFS). Why? from a perspective of BRANDING, VIEWS, CONTENT, and ATTENTION; the fact is, TDFS captures more mindshare than High John Conqueror. However, High John Conqueror provides added value for The Dieselfunk Show. So all of the experts we’ve consulted with have stated CONSOLIDATE.
But you know me. I then began to debate about whether or not it would be a gradual transition or just immediately begin airing High John from the next episode 8 on alternate days between TDFS. Our Decision: because High John is only a few episodes in we will start it over for all of TDFS subscribers who haven’t seen it. It’s gonna hurt but..
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! We are now entering the third week of creating content for The DIESELFUNK SHOW (Please SUBSCRIBE & HIT the Bell Button for NOTIFICATIONS) Make no mistake about it, PRE- blog, vlog, GLOGG, and COMATIC is a very different conversation than POST blog, vlog, GLOGG, and COMATIC. Why? Well to discuss content creation is a different action than actually creating it. Now I won’t beat around the bush, this is very hard work. Long hours, intense focus, and ultimately in some cases, sleep deprivation. This…All while producing COMICS. Add to this I’m working with my Twin Brother JIM FIELDER; which makes it without question THE MOST FULFILLING WORK OF MY LIFE.
As I stated in my earlier post, this would be a process of learning and adjusting. We are constantly working on generating content. We have finished our first professional photo session, conducted by the awesome Amy Frushour Kellyhttp://www.frushour.org/ that will be used to promote our operation.. First thing we’ve noticed with respects to Youtube is that SEO optimization and thumbnails are KEY. This will grow even more complex as Facebook ramps up its video monetization scheme…hint: IT WILL BE WAR:-) Further, when you are starting out it makes more sense to consolidate your channels into ONE channel. Now if you’re already down the road a bit thats okay as you can share playlists on the other channels. Honestly, it’s a bit of a bear maintaining both The Dieselfunk Show and High John Conqueror, although I love them both. However, upon listening to Youtube creator/ consultant Derral Eves http://derraleves.com/ and Youtube Maestro/creator/consultant/graphic designer, Roberto Blake http://robertoblake.com/ we have devised a plan. First step is High John Conqueror will likely be folded into The Dieselfunkshow. This extends to more than just Youtube. We will CONSOLIDATE ALL CONTENT.
Every INTEREST will utilize CONTROL of manufacturing and distribution which becomes a SEGMENT of the larger PROGRAM. This reduces the amount of maintenance from each separate channel. So you’ve got the Dieselfunk GLOGG, OLD BLACKMAN TALES and HIGH JOHN CONQUEROR all consolidated into THE DIESELFUNK SHOW. With more to come.