Well, not really. I did an interview with two alt models who are sisters (one who is my network's official model), talking about their careers and their company. I posted the interview in my blog (the most read blog ever at my site), and the young ladies published it in the latest issue of their Gorgeous Freaks magazine. I've been fan of both models and their company for a year now, and I did a promotional video for GF, which the girls love and has received 131 views thus far.
It looks like things are starting to pick up for my network, though it has been a slow agonizing process. We all want to be overnight successes, but slow and steady progress is what works best, in my opinion. Next month or September, I will begin publishing a magazine based on my community. I've already got writers lined up, who are eager to begin. By autumn, I expect Kingdomz X Heavy Metal Entertainment to be where it ought to be.
For now, it feels great to see some semblance of success starting to take form.
(You can see my network mentioned at the bottom left of the magazine cover)
Thank you Ron!
Wooooooooohoooooooo! I see your name right there on the front! Congrats!!!
Hahaha! Thanks Diane! It feels good. =)
Thanks Damion. You've got about ten minutes to edit your profanity out from your comment before Ning bans you from Creators. LOL
I have an ALT model on my social network and model blog. I need to put her on game about you. She is also a photographer.
I took a look at her profile, couldn't find a portfolio anywhere. From what I can see, she doesn't strike me as an alt model. No tattoos, piercings (aside from her ears). body modification or scarification, unconventional or bizarre hair and clothing, etc. She looks mainstream, but I could be wrong. One picture does not a whole story tell.
Click the link on there that says Dusk Spot Page! It will lead you to her whole profile.
This will help quicken your search as well http://duskspot.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=2nupw...
Ooooohhhhh!!!! Yeah, you're right, Ceddy! So who was that other girl, though. LOL She was cute, but no alt model.
Congratulations P! How many members does Kingdomz X currently have? My site wellkunnected.com has been live for 2 months now and we just hit a little over 300 members...so I agree with the slow and steady progress, I actually dont believe in success over night even for those who may feel like thats what happened to some folks, to those who its happened to im sure they'll tell you it was trials and tribulation that led them to that night before everything happened for them! (right knowledge rules lol) but im curious to know where you are in the members ranking. Our networks are merely our ideas put onto a server unless we have members to make the sites what they are!
Thank you Armani. We're only up to 147, and most are industry pros. The reason our numbers are low and why we have more pros than fans is due to an error I made in marketing my network. Initially I overemphasized the pro aspects of my network, hardly mentioning anything about fans of the music. My first few months, my blogs consisted of internet marketing tips, good for the bands, bad for the fans.
There were some other missteps I took, despite my experience with my previous Ning networks. You would think that someone who has been around for a long time with Ning, who once had five Ning networks would know better. I was too much in a rush. When I built my first Ning network, I waited a few months before I made it public. This time around, I opened my network before fully customizing it, and it looked clunky and unprofessional. Then I finally got it streamlined, but it was too dark, and my previous logo made it look like we catered strictly to the more extreme forms of Metal. Since then, I have lightened it up, purchased a new logo, and I continue to work on making the home page more streamlined and focused.
Now, as far as any "members ranking", my influence does not reside solely on my network. Much like my previous Ning network years back, my reputation and effectiveness transcends my network and the internet. I don't want people sitting in front of their computers all day long, I want them to get involved; support their favorite bands by purchasing their products and merchandise, attend their concerts. I'm effective at getting things done, so regardless of the numbers on my site, people know who I am and what I do.
Last year, I promoted a live performance here in New York, and it was a success. People recognize my name and the Kingdomz X brand. Almost from the time I launched my netwirk last year, bands have sent me all kinds of free merchandise for promoting their music, and I never asked them for anything, not one dime. I'm a man of my word, and folks know it. I also genuinely care about my members. We talk, we exchange phone numbers, I ask how they and their loved ones are doing. I also make it my business to purchase releases from the bands I promote (the ones I'm not too fond of, I let them know that though I may not care for their music, I will promote them same as the rest).
LOL Ok bro.