Alright, folks. On the Books From Hale Facebook Page, you agreed that getting Day Soldiers on TV would be a good idea and a fun project… so here’s my plan so far. I’ll definitely need your help!
I’ve laid the foundations, but I can’t do this without you. I deeply appreciate the offer of help from those who volunteered to jump on this. I’m also wide open to any suggestions you may have on how we can make this initiative successful.
When I was a boy, growing up in the 80′s, I still remember the day I looked at my mother and said, “Mom, one day I want to write a book that gets made into a TV show. I don’t care if it’s a cable channel or an internet TV outlet.”
Of course, my mother replied, “Son, it’s 1982. What the hell is an internet TV outlet? We have three channels. Four, if you’re okay with just hearing voices while watching static.”
Looking back, I don’t resent my mom’s nay-saying. To be fair, there was no internet back then.
Anyway, fast-forward to present day and – with your help – I can finally make that life-long dream a reality!
The steps listed below are just a starting point. If you have any ideas to make it bigger and better, let me know.
So far, I have it simplified to a formula of three easy steps:
1. Facebook. Go to the official Day Soldiers Series Initiative Facebook Page and “like” it. Once you’ve liked it, encourage your friends to like it. Normally, I’m against bullying in every way, but in this particular case, bully-tactics are acceptable. Whatever works. Periodically, I’ll post pictures that are good for sharing on Facebook. This will spread the word there. Again, we’ll make an exception and allow bully-tactics in regards to getting friends to share the pictures.
2. The Official Webpage. Go to the official Day Soldiers Series Initiative webpage and “like” that page. It might already have you listed as liking it if you’ve already clicked the “like” button for the main Books From Hale page. If so, you’re groovy. If you feel like being extra generous, the best way to help on the Day Soldiers Series Initiative page is to go to that page and post a comment agreeing with the idea that Day Soldiers would make a great TV show. If you can give reasons that back up your statement, fantastic. Also, sharing the page on Facebook is a great bonus.
3. Twitter. While on twitter, if you can tweet about the official Series Initiative page and the Facebook page, that would be fantastic. Anything you want to tweet about Day Soldiers would help. When Tweeting about it, remember to always start it with “RT” (a retweet request) and add the hashtag #SyFy. The folks at SyFy have people who check twitter for their hashtags, so maybe it’ll get their attention if enough people tweet about it. Again, we’re making an exception to bullying when it comes to getting people to retweet. This cause is important enough to warrant the exception.
And that’s it!
Well, that’s a start. If we can spread this far enough on social networks to gain a solid amount of “likes”, retweets, and comments on the official page, I’ll take the next step of contacting various TV places to show them our momentum.
Alright, that’s it for now. Thank you for your support!
Let’s make a Series!
p.s. Again, if you have any suggestions to improve this process, let me know in the comments or on Facebook.
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