Interesting. Wonder what this means?
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Over the last 10 days I helped our intrepid BattleTech Line Developer crash-edit several of the chapters for the upcoming Jihad Hot Spots: Terra universe plot book. I did it partially because I outlined the sucker way back in October, along with creating a detailed account of Operation SCOUR and the subsequent Terran invasion, and partially because I wanted to see how our fellow writers in the CGL BT stable did in handling what is a momentous event in the universe’s current plot arc.
I’ll keep my thoughts on that quiet.
Anyway, after turning in the last section this past Monday, I realized I could only amp up the excitement of the coming book AND conduct an experiment all in one fell swoop.
I’m by no means a social media giant; I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 and haven’t even crested 200 followers; my Facebook membership is held low, as is my LinkedIN profile. I don’t tweet through CGL’s Twitter account – in part by choice – and so much of the BT commentary I make tends to fly under the radar, as do most of my posts on BT’s official forums. This blog isn’t followed all that much either – my weekly page view rate is pathetically low – and so my only “claim” to any sort of internet notoriety is actually my Flickr account, which sees a tremendous amount of activity across all of my subject sets.
So my purpose here is twofold:
a.) to give out some hints on a “daily” (I use this loosely – more like, M-F) basis on the contents of the upcoming JHS:T book, and
b.) to see how much of it actually gets out into the fanbase simply through these two avenues, with little pumpage from me.
You won’t find me creating a thread on BT’s forums or anything. Just on Twitter, with a repeat of it here, on this page. (The purpose for that is simply because my Twitter account is private; I pick and choose who gets to read my Twitter spewage, plus it keeps the spambots away.)
I’ll drop a Twitter-certified quote – one that fits the 140 character limit – on a regular basis during the work week, around 1 pm EST. I’ll then post it here as well. I’ll do this until the PDF releases – when that happens, I can’t tell you because I don’t even know.
I’m doing this mainly to just have some fun regarding a project I’m immensely proud of. Masters & Minions: The Star Corps Dossiers was my first “proud papa” moment; JHS:Terra is fast overcoming that.
Hope you enjoy. Feel free to comment as you choose – and don’t worry, if you spread it on your own accord, cool by me.