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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2013
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    STOP! (Faux)HAMMER TIME!

    Episode three of season 2 is up, and I'm incredibly proud of this one, so please do check it out!

    Next week's episode is Janos' story. :D
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2013
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    I had tears in my eyes. You made it your own; I was just holding onto it til you got to it.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    Damn, that was AWESOME
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    That's a hell of a reading, for a great story. Well done, the bothaya.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    :D Thanks, folks! I honestly couldn't have done the podcast without the Chaplains, as you are by far my largest source of writers, and also encouragement. Every week, there's something new I do or learn, so I'm definitely feeling the benefit of the podcast so far. Very excited to see where it goes from here.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Aaaand more! Janos' story from Out of Place, Out of Time is this week's flavour:

    S2 E4: Walking Past My Life - Janos Honkonen
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    I'm getting a "file not found" when I click the audio clicky.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013 edited
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    Shit, I'm out of the house and can't read the RSS file to see what name I gave the file. Could someone check it for me? Just see the URL referenced in the RSS and paste it here so I can sort it?
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    http://www.magnulus.com/tellingoftales/audio/tot-130621-walkingpastmylife-janoshonkonen.mp3
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Huh, that doesn't work either. The file works in the RSS feed (iTunes downloaded it fine earlier) so is that the file referenced in the post or in the RSS feed? Eh. Never mind, I'll fix it when I get home.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Ah, got it! I hyphenated the given and surname in the file. Fixed now! Yet again, I give you: Walking Past My Life by Janos Honkonen Aka: Vornasäänikirjan
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    Woop thank you, awesome! I will commence plugging this all over the interwebs :)
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2013
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    American week this time around! Featuring Assassins by S.P. Elledge. :)

    Telling of Tales Series 2: Episode 5
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2013
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    Another episode coming tomorrow! Haven't recorded it yet, so I'm not sure which it'll be. But it'll come! :)
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2013
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    Search Engine by our very own Bram E. Gieben! :D

    I've got a couple of classics lined up for recording as well. I'm thinking The Cask of Amontillado and a six-parter of Call of Cthulhu. Between them, though, there's more stories from reg'lar folk like us. :)
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      CommentAuthorWill Couper
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2013 edited
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    Gimme a shout, Mag.


    Will
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2013
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    Hmmm... So, since I'm here and there are so many talented people here doing various things online... I might as well ask for some tips on self-marketing.

    I'm trying to get Telling of Tales out to a wider audience than 10-20 per episode, but I'm kind of stumped for ideas at this point. I use the social media outlets I'm a member of and I've got the cast up on various services. However, I don't seem to be able to make something that people share. I'm wondering what I could be saying/ doing differently in those outlets but also if there are tactics I should consider as a starting point?
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013 edited
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    Mags, first up I'd say that with the current signal to noise ratio on the social media sites, getting people sharing is very difficult. My three tactics when sharing something are basically:

    - visibility. The more you post, and the longer you stick about, the more your audience builds. But if you drop off for a week or two, they all vanish. Consistency is key
    - share-alike. Share related content, search it out by hashtag, @ other people on FB and Twitter. Hopefully, but not always, they'll reciprocate (this also keeps your stream of content busy)
    - event-publish. This one's the hardest. Identify a trend, upload some timely, related content. Your idea for Lovecraft-related episode(s) fits this bill

    I think longevity is also a factor. Just keep doing them. It takes a while to build that long tail. You've already got the 'awesome content' part sorted, so just keep on keeping on.

    Thanks again for using my story!
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013 edited
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    Yeah, what Bram said there mostly. It's hugely difficult to get your message out in the collective shout of social media. Being consistent, using multiple services and trying to engage people by asking them direct questions and maybe poking some relevant people in Twitter or elsewhere are tools to try. The challenge is not to feel and sound like you are angling for retweets or shares, although you totally are O:)

    Engagement is the key. Trying to offer people something they feel they should and could react on.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013
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    Thank you so much. Seems like the main thing I need is to just keep going and keep doing what I'm doing and planning. That, and I need to engage more with other people within the "sector". I've been dipping my toes into it a bit, but I haven't fully engaged with that "tactic" yet and I need to do that.

    Consistency has been one of those things I always knew I needed but never quite managed to keep up. This goes back to the Youtube days as well. I lose interest in things quickly, I jump from obsession to obsession. Telling of Tales FEELS different right now because I've been going through that initial "well, this isn't getting as much attention as I'd hoped" phase but I keep going after reminding myself that I'm doing it for myself as much as anyone else. I know, it's only been a month and a half, but that's a long time for me! :D

    So: Engage more and keep it up, basically. I'll keep going until Christmas at the very least, and if that's not enough to start seeing a small uptick, I'll see what I do about it. I might have gotten so into the habit of it by then that I just keep going regardless. :)