Yesterday Scott Pellman posted this conversation on my Facebook wall that he had with the first guy he met at a place he was freelancing at in LA.
Scott Pellman: I actually just moved here from Chicago. Other Guy: oh, do you know Brad? Scott Pellman: Chmielewski? him: yea Scott Pellman: yea, I used to work with him Other Guy: yeah, I follow him on twitter.
That’s pretty awesome and funny. I love that he asked Scott if he knew Brad. Like I’m the only Brad in Chicago. So let that be a lesson to anyone else named Brad in Chicago. You are out of luck. Ha! Man, the power of Twitter and social media is exciting. Thanks to this mystery person that was talking with Scott, you made my day. Thanks for following.
Week 111 of Type Tuesday. Each week I’m sharing five free fonts that I’ve come across for you to use and enjoy. I hope you like what I have picked out this time. Be sure to comeback next week for another great set.
I’ve finally had enough of my wordpress blog. The constant need to make sure my site and plugins were up to date as well as all the hackers and spammers, finally pushed me over the edge. So I’m now using Tumblr as my main blog. I know many people in the social media space say you shouldn’t use a free service like Tumblr or Posterous for you blog because it takes people away from your main site. But I think since they already have a great community built into these sites you have the chance to reach a larger audience. If your readers like what you’re posting and saying they will take the time to make that click over to your main site and see what it is you do or sell. Sure I could have continued using Tumblr the way I was, as basically a trash dump for funny photos and links back to digitalhitchhiker.com and hop-cast.com. Frankly, it was a mess… I felt as through my brand was getting fragmented and I needed to figure out some places to cut the fat. Since I was using the blog on digitalhitchhiker.com for just my work and my thoughts on the industry, I could easily just move that to Tumblr rather than having two blogs. Here on the new blog you’ll find the same stuff that was on digitalhitchhiker.com but you’ll also find quotes, inspiration, links and viral videos. Tumblr makes it simple to post and stay engaged with the community. They make it very easy for members to share content with one another quickly. This was something I think was lacking on the old blog since sometimes it would be weeks before there was new and interesting content.
Right now I’m in the process of moving, removing and fixing old posts that weren’t formatted or imported correctly. Sadly comments bit the dust from the old site and permalinks from the old site might be broken (I’m trying to clean that up). Since most people found my site from Google searches I don’t think it will be a big deal. Sure Tumblr has some issues… the archives don’t always function or behave correctly and I need to make sure everything is tagged correctly to show up in the search, no solution seems to be perfect. Please bare with me as I update the blog over the next few weeks and you’ll also begin to see a more unified branding look across the board. Here is the new RSS feed if you’d like to update your readers.
One Year Ago... "Gettin' Money With a Mouse and a Wacom Pen"
It’s been one year since Daily Planet Productions ltd. released the music video, Money Money Money - “Gettin’ Money With a Mouse and a Wacom Pen (Fuck Comic Sans Fuck Papyrus, Too).” The video still gets a dozen or so plays on vimeo every day and has reached 217,231 plays and received 3,209 likes and a total of 468 comments. It was great to be part of such a huge viral success. So why not set up that twelve hour render with out hesitation… and give the video another watch.
Week 64 of Type Tuesday. Each week I’m sharing five free fonts that I’ve come across for you to use and enjoy. I hope you like what I have picked out this time. Be sure to comeback next week for another great set.
Week 110 of Type Tuesday. Each week I’m sharing five free fonts that I’ve come across for you to use and enjoy. I hope you like what I have picked out this time. Be sure to comeback next week for another great set.