Sunday, May 6, 2012
Yes, Hope n' Change Cartoons is now building a presence over at Facebook...and it's going to include a lot of fun materials in addition to those which you already find here on the blog. Which is why you should go to the Facebook website right now and click "Like," so you won't miss anything!
Also, the more "Likes" the page gets, the more annoying and threatening Hope n' Change Cartoons will be to Barack Obama and his supporters - and seriously, don't you want a tasty piece of that?
Nothing is going to change here on this website; same cartoons and commentary, and the same cozy forum (in comments) for all of us to get together and chat. And currently, I'm undecided if I'll post the editorial content over there; I think Facebook is perhaps a better forum for the quick and the visual... and "home base" (right here) is a better place for the exhange of detailed ideas. By which I mean, of course, my angry and hopefully funny rants (and links to the best news items I can find).
So what, then, will be so great about the Facebook page?! Lots! People who "Like" it will get updates on their Facebook page every time I post a funny new graphic (sometimes I post things on other sites that don't get posted here), they'll get each new HnC cartoon sent to them for easier sharing (hint, hint), and they'll be able to enjoy a ton of hilarious material from the Hope n' Change archives.
I've already posted quite a few web graphics in photo albums you can browse through, and I'll be posting plenty more in the days and weeks ahead - along with occasional "classic" HnC cartoons from the past three and a half years (I've spent the weekend culling through over 1000 cartoons, selecting the ones which are the funniest and most topical).
And there will probably be other fun stuff happening there once I figure it all out. True confession: when it comes to "social media sites," I'm definitely a short bus kind of guy. But in the run up to this all-important election, I decided I had to put my own sniveling technological cowardice aside and get the cartoons and satirical graphics out there where they can be seen and shared by as many people as possible.
And as I said, YOU can help with that effort by "Liking" this Facebook page, and hitting the "share" button whenever I post something you'd like your Facebook friends to see.
After just one day, there are already nearly 200 "Likes" on the page - which is great! But I'd like to see that number rise to 500 (or better still, 1000) ASAP.
I hope to see you there - but rest assured, Hope n' Change Cartoons and I will still be here, too!