Oh boy. Time for a confession. I totally neglected the Free section of CartoonSmart. I won’t even show you how little was posted there, it was maybe 10 tutorials. But over the past couple years I’ve uploaded well over a 100 hours of stuff to YouTube and Vimeo. And as soon as YouTube lifted that 15 minute length cap, it was on! I like giving away lengthy demos of our videos. Most are many hours long, so to drop the first hour online is no problem. My problem was not promoting those videos properly and the real confession here is that 1/4 of my traffic was going to that free section… Eeeek! (< insert Bender voice)
So what I should have done years ago, but instead finally did this past weekend, was create a dedicated blog for all that free stuff. And here she is, CartoonSmart’s Free Video Tutorial Blog (for lack of a more obvious title I’ll call it that). And this will be ONLY for free videos / demos. So I won’t clutter it up (like this blog) with articles on everything under the sun (ironically the WordPress theme name of the blog is “Sunspot”) .
And why follow yet another blog? Well I think the occasional update will be worth watching. I’m also going to be adding some Twitter promos to certain posts, here’s my first and only example so far, but this week I’ll add more. I’ll announce them all in one article here when I’ve added a bunch. And the way those work is if you Tweet about the tutorial, we’ll give you more of it to watch. We upload a lot “Part 1’s” online, so I imagine you’ll be seeing some “Part 2’s” coming soon too.
Finally you might have noticed in the screen shot of the blog below, that there’s a Friend Us On Facebook button, so if you want to connect up on FB, feel free. There IS a picture of me there. A rare photo.
That’s all for now!