Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Looking for a few more Followers

Advance token on the Reading Railroad to the Fife & Drum Miniatures Blog and sign up as a "Follower" on the blog. Each month I will make a random drawing from the list of Followers and the winner will receive a $50.00 certificate good for the purchase of any Fife & Drum Miniatures.

British Brigade of Guards on the march for Fife & Drum Miniatures

So click on the link above, then click on the "Join  this Site" button on the left hand side of the page and then you are automatically entered into each month's drawing.

The elves are working on the moulds for the artillery equipment and crew, so it shouldn't be too long before they arrive across the pond from Old Blighty.

Next in the queue: Continental infantry in hunting shirts and tricorne hats (plus some head sprues so that you can make your own hat conversions).


  1. As it happens, I'm sitting right now in a research seminar on social media and we're discussing intrinsic and extrinsic motivators to get more visibility and to get people involved. Money was certainly one trick on the list :)

  2. Mikko: what were some of the other tricks on the list?

  3. It's a little bit different depending on whether you want visibility or to get people to contribute to your community.

    For visibility alone, we discussed the possibilities to harvest social network connection information from the network algorithmically. This information can be used to view which "nodes" in the network have most connections and influence over the others. These central nodes, blog celebrities and such, can then be solicited for help in making your product known.

    Getting people to contribute on your project varies on the type of people. Motivating people to de-lurk and comment on your posts can be as easy as defining more clearly what you're interested on hearing from them. "Please comment!" is much less effective than first explaining a rule from your system and then asking opinions on whether it is realistic or not, for example.