I wanted to outline some of the things here on my personal blog I have learned running for governor.
Running for Governor
The entire thing started back in 2005-ish, I said I was going to run for president as soon as I could. Of course, that has escalated among my friends to the Kanye vs Tolbert 2020 joke. Well, I discovered that you can actually be governor of Alabama at 30 rather than 35… so I thought what am I waiting on???
Questions for the “future” Governor
I have got a lot of questions about the process. The first question was from my mom “Are you running as a Republican or a Democrat?” My answer is obviously neither. Independents get to run on free will, and without the influence of political money.
Next question, “Running costs a lot, so far your campaign has cost how much?” One hundred and seventeen pennies! I had a coupon to purchase the domain. I already had hosting for this site, so it added up.
“Are you serious?” YES! Well, as serious as I can be. You have to have a pretty big ego to say to 4 million people…. let me lead you! I am the best option to do this job! So let me say this, I am as serious as my ego will allow me to be. I am pretty humble. I don’t think I am the smartest person, I don’t think I am the best looking, but I can guarantee you when November 2018 rolls around, I will be the best choice on that ballot. If I am not, I will gladly tell you.
This whole thing hasn’t went viral by any stretch of the imagination, however I haven’t mentioned to my subscriber base on this site about it. I did create a twitter account independently of my other account, and have pretty much kept the 2 separate. However my traffic to this site has increased by 25%. The cause??? Search engine look ups for Drew Tolbert.
The reason for the popularity has been close friends in Alabama spreading the word, and my twitter account.
I have attempted my marketing limit to Alabama, and I plan not to branch out beyond that for that site for obvious reasons, however I am available for media appearances. Seriously, it is a bit different. I am used to a shot gun approach. Using Follow 4 Follow on twitter and LION on Linkedin.
There for a while I had more followers and subscribers from the middle east than the United States. Especially Iran (btw twitter is blocked there, they were using VPN to get around it).
#alpolitics, and shares from friends has been my hero in this whole thing. That is how I am driving traffic.
I will cover more in a later post. Until then…
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