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2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided

After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.

How Many Social Networks Are Enough?

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. . . any other Social Sites???

 #1390030  by Richard from 
 11 Jan 2018 08:33

Can anyone suggest any social media sites for me to get involved in with my niche beside the top 4 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)?

In the past, I had great success with forums and Q&A sites. However, in my niche people aren't participating in forums and Q&A sites like they used to.

One site that I found that has some promise so far is Reddit (i haven't tried it yet though). Any others?

Thanks in advance



If you are active daily on Reddit, you can (and should) put your url in your flare beside your username (same way how SBI forum puts our url in our username, but it doesn't direct click to our site, you have to copy and paste it instead.) It's a non-clickable text, so doesn't link to your site directly, people have to copy it and paste it into the address bar. I'm a heavy Reddit user, I post daily on more than a dozen subs. Several not even on topic to my site, but rather just subs I'm a member of because of various hobbies I'm active in (mostly video games.). I post maybe 10 to 30 posts a day over the course of my chatting with my Reddit fam (Possibly more actually... some subs are kind of chat-roomy, so posts start adding up fast in back and forth conversations.)

And I also get 200 to 400 visits to my site every day, from Reddit, without ever doing any spammy link posting in my posts. But I've been on Reddit 6 years and have thousands of posts over there too, so that might make a difference.

Here's what it looks like...

Not every sub allows flair though. You'll know if they do or not. If they don't allow it, they have the feature turned off.

If they do allow it, a little link that says "edit flair" will show up beside your username. You just click that and type your url in it. 

You have to set up your flair separately for EACH sub you join.

You can also create a profile (it's in Beta right now, so you have to contact Reddit directly to request signing up for the Beta program. It usually takes about an hour to get approval) Once you are a Beta tester, you'll have a profile page that lets you pin a link to your website right front and center on your profile page. It's expected to go live to everyone this summer. I'm not sure if the Beta program is still taking new testers or not.

And I know a lot of people make fun of it, but I actually get 50 to 100 visits a day from Google+

Tumblr brings in pretty steady traffic for me too.

LiveJournal is another good one, but very nich heavy there, kind of more for geeky teens, so, not a good fit for everyone.

MySpace is not dead and accounts for a small bit of traffic. It's pretty even with LinkedIn. Both are low traffic, but, low traffic is still SOME traffic.

Digg sends me traffic when I remember to submit my links to it. I could probably get more traffic from Digg if I could just remember to submit every page as soon as I published it.

Delicious, also, same as Digg.

Fabulously40, N4G, StumbleUpon, Yummly, FabDesign, Diggita, Care2, Newsvine, GoogleClassroom, ResearchGate, SurfingBird, Amen Me, About Me, Twitch,, Steam Discussion Boards, YouTube, Fancy, Folkd, Memonic, Financial Juice, Blogkeen, Pocket, We Heart It, Exchangle, Kaboodle, Typepad, Blogger/BlogSpot (commenting on blogs I read/follow), HedgeHogs, and WordPress (commenting on blogs I read/follow)... are all others that I use from time to time, though some of these are VERY niche and might not fit every site, so you'd have to check each one out and see if any fit your site or not. I feel like I'm forgetting some, but those are all I can think of. I have so many social network accounts and I don't use half of them. Hard to remember them all. (Many of these are gaming related because I'm a YouTube Gamer.)

Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, and Google+ are my top 4 traffic sources. Followed by YouTube, LiveJournal, FaceBook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Digg, and Blogger.

Here are the links to my most used social network accounts, if you want to go look and see how I use them:

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