Two weeks ago today we launched the Betting on Jesus website. I admit I had no idea what to expect, and I had no idea how to proceed. I was confident we would be able to publish quality content, but less confident that merely publishing quality content would be enough to succeed.
Determined to use as many avenues as possible in the social media realm to get the word out on our website, I set up a Facebook page – also entitled Betting on Jesus. Here are the results for the first two weeks. We were able to reach 1,702 people through Facebook:
And, here are the results of our outreach on the Betting on Jesus website. We had 416 visits to the website, and we were able to connect with a lot of friends outside the United States:
That was the good part of the first two weeks. Here are the areas I wish we could have done better in:
- Not enough people elected to follow us, either on Facebook or the website. We need followers.
- We also need people who are willing to share a few of our posts from time to time on Facebook.
- We need help distributing the Betting on Jesus book. Our goal isn’t to make money on book sales as we plan to use the proceeds from those book sales to do God’s work. For instance, our Mercy Ships Fund Raiser. We will follow that with another good cause, but it would please us greatly if more would help us with our current program.
- We would like to see some comments and questions, and don’t hesitate to challenge us on a point that you see differently than we do.
Here’s the thing – we want what we publish to resonate with our viewers, and for that to happen we need feedback. Our message is an important one – the most important one. And, we can’t accomplish our goal without your help.
It is a sad testament to our times – although I admit to being entertained – that videos like the one below can generate over 7 million views, and we can’t generate 7,000. My 20 year old son says that I have to become famous if I want to have a real impact. This video is what he means by famous.
This young man has gotten rich publishing this sort of thing on his YouTube channel, and I think he is just 16. He has 2.7 million subscribers. Surely we can get to 27,000 – but not without your help.