perhaps even right alongside the YouTube channel which I think is getting better by the week (camera work, editing, etc)
Yeah YouTube is a crazy beast. Unless you’re a mega celebrity, you really need to beat the hell out of it. Good thing CJ’s great at beating the hell outta things!!
My plan for this week is to code up some automation so that YouTube videos get auto-posted in the forum, then we drop a forum link into the video’s description too, in case people want to talk about it here instead of in Google’s TrollHaven.
But first we’re making it so that the site’s main deals page has deals that show up in the deals category. People can turn notifications on in that forum to get deal notifications since we don’t have an app with notifications yet.
It’s always nice to see some personality behind a business.
It’s totally true. Marc Lobliner gives a great speech about how in the 50s through the 80s or so, people would only trust the big faceless corporation. If it wasn’t Sears you didn’t trust it.
Now, it’s the complete opposite, for consumer products at least. More and more people like to see who’s behind it, why, and sometimes even what that person stands for.
I can deal with that, but over the 10(!!) years I’ve been working this site, I’ve changed a ton and have become a lot more private. So I gotta let a bit of that go myself, but that’s also why we have a CJ on our side!