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Summer 2011 Update: All World Dance

My main web project is now All World Dance: World Dance News and I've stopped almost all work at my other websites, even the ones I just do for fun, like Asheville Fashions.  The transition to this point was a bit unpleasant cause I hate to neglect things and I hate to give up on great ideas but, at some point, you gotta focus to make something work.

All World Dance launched back in April and it's really starting to take off.  We are now at 10,000 unique monthly visitors.  My short term goal in terms of traffic is to get to 25k uniques by the end of the summer if not before.  At that point I'll be able to apply for some ad networks that I think would be appropriate for the site.  For now I'm using Google AdSense and that's doing well enough to keep it in play but I ultimately want to move up in the world!

Currently all that traffic is due in large part to Google, so we can only hope that continues.  However we periodically get a boost from folks posting links to Twitter and Facebook when we've covered them and that's been a really positive part of the site's development.

Another positive piece of the puzzle is the slowing growing circle of Facebook friends and Twitter followers.  In particular, the Facebook page has attracted some really interesting individuals who also reveal the global nature of All World Dance's audience.  Though the U.S. readership is biggest followed by Canada and the UK, we've already gotten the most global audience I've had for any project to date, especially in the early stages.  Though having a global audience can be problematic for advertisers in the early stages, I believe we're setting the stage for a really big presence online and I like being global!

If you need to touch base regarding All World Dance, please hit me up at:
clyde(at)allworlddance(dot)com


Summer 2011 Update: Writing at Hypebot

As I've previously indicated, I'm now primarily working on All World Dance and Hypebot.  I'll discuss All World Dance separately, cause it's starting to take off, and mention a couple of things about Hypebot here.

I've been writing about the music industry at Hypebot, especially web and marketing aspects, for over two months.  I still feel like I'm settling in to some extent but overall it's going very well.  I'm getting to focus on areas that interest me and that I want to understand more deeply which will, in turn, feed back into the writing so it's definitely headed in a positive direction.

Currently there isn't a separate list of my posts on Hypebot so I've been maintaining a list at Flux Research.  I'm also getting links to posts up on Flux Research's Twitter account and Facebook page.  Since not much more is happening at Flux Research, those are practically now just notices of my Hypebot posts.

If you want to contact me about Hypebot related stuff, please hit me up at:
clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com