In response to last week’s survey, we’re adding a Tumblr blog to Speed Force. Like the Facebook Page and Twitter stream, it’ll automatically pick up updates from the main site, plus there’ll be link & photo sharing and occasional short commentary that fits better on Tumblr.
We’re still settling in — and still working out the kinks in the cross-posting — but feel free to stop by, check it out, and if you see something isn’t working quite right, please let us know.
Speed Force is currently on Facebook, Twitter, and Buzz, and by that I mean that updates are pushed to those sites, and I try to post links and respond to comments on those sites. (Well, Facebook and Twitter, anyway. Buzz has kind of fallen by the wayside, but with roughly 750 followers on Twitter, 600 on Facebook, and 22 on Buzz, it doesn’t seem like there’s much demand. Updates are automatic, though.)
In the interest of making it easy for you to keep up with the site, so I wonder what else is out there that might be worth connecting to the blog. Obviously, there are a lot of sites out there, but one key piece of social media advice has stuck in my head: “What’s the best social network to use? The one you’ll actually keep up with.”
So here’s my question:
If I were to add Speed Force to one more social network, what would you want it to be?
Don’t like Twitter? Can’t stand Facebook? Or just want a new way to follow Speed Force updates? You’re in luck: you can now follow Speed Force on Google Buzz.
For now, I’ll be using it similar to the way I use Twitter and Facebook with the site. You’ll find:
On a related note, I’ve dropped the extra buttons for ComicsBlips and Stumbleupon for now. No one was using them as far as I can tell, and they just cluttered up the (already way too busy) page.
Speed Force has reached three milestones over the last few weeks:
It seems like just a few months since I hit the 500th post, but it really was almost a year ago. For this post, I figured Ken Lashley’s cover to Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #5 would be appropriate, because documenting the Flash is what this site is all about. (Thanks, GCD!)
The 1,000th blog post was last week’s post on action figure updates by Devin “The Flash” Johnson. The 500th Twitter follower was @ImpulseDesigner, though I seem to have lost a few since then — it’s down to 498 now. I’m not sure who the 300th Facebook fan was, though.
Thanks to all the readers, and thanks especially to Devin for stepping in as Speed Force’s second major contributor!
Oh, and there are two more milestones coming up soon: We’re closing in on 4,000 comments sometime in the next few weeks…and two full years online in mid-June!
If you’ve been wondering about those “Vote it up” buttons on the individual post pages, wonder no more! They’re for a link-sharing site called ComicsBlips. It’s similar to Digg: members submit stories and vote on them, and the top stories make it to the front page of the site. The really top stories also appear in an RSS feed and on Twitter @ComicsBlips. The site is tracking Speed Force, so new posts are automatically submitted, but they still need votes.
If you see a post here that you really like, I’d appreciate it if you’d click that “Vote it up” button…or submit it to any of the many link sharing services available through the “Share This” button.
Now there are two ways to follow Speed Force on Facebook: through the existing fan page, or through Networked Blogs. There does seem to be a lot of overlap between what Facebook Pages offer and what Networked Blogs offers, but if I have things set up correctly, it will start pulling in new posts automatically.
Update: I’ve also set up two other sites on Networked Blogs. You can also follow my photo blog, Parallel Lines, or my general-topic blog, K-Squared Ramblings.