250 Followers! (and update on 200 followers too)

Aramis Fox got a little more popular recently with the addition of our 250th follower, which is nice. As per the rules established around the time of follower 200, Zoe Dattner, who was the one who got the counter ticking one past 249, hasĀ been included in Aramis Fox.

Zoe appears as a colleague of Aramis’s who has a particular interest in superhero costumes. The two strike up a chat at a work do along those lines, giving Aramis more to think about in terms of his “work wear”, so to speak. The full conversation has already appeared on the twitter feed, and will be ensconced here in the archives shortly.

Heath Graham, our 200th follower, has also made his appearance in the story since he became follower 199 + 1, appearing as The Mystery Squid, a blogger-superhero looking for another powered person to team up with. Will that person be Aramis? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. The Mystery Squid will also appear in these archives very soon. Meantime, please to enjoy the excellent logo that Heath devised for Mr Mystery Squid. All squids are mysterious, but this one is SUPERmysterious.

Meantime I’ve adjusted the rules a little bit so that every 50 followers it’s not the person who tips the scales to an evenly-divisible-by-50 follower count who gets written in, it’s a random actual human follower chosen from the 50 most recent followers. That way I’m encouraging a steady stream of interstital real-people followings to accumulate among the twitterbots instead of people waiting until, say, 297 followers before jumping on board.

So yeah – if you aren’t a follower of @arfox yet, what are you waiting for? Mild and transient internet fame and fortune could be yours today!


Twitter Festival Round-Up


TL:DR: In the aftermath of the Twitter Fiction Festival I’m now 3000+ words and 16 followers richer.

Well, that was fun. And kind of exhausting.

For the past four days I’ve been posting at an enhanced rate in order to intersect with the other readers and writers participating in the Twitter Fiction Festival in the hope that I might garner some favourable attention.

On day one I had planned to post twice as frequently as I normally do, which is to say four times a day. I also planned to post during what as far as I could tell were peak times for people on the eastern coast of the USA, which is to say 5pm their time (9am mine or thereabouts). So there I was, my four launch day posts all hashtagged and scheduled and ready to go, and twitter all seasoned by the four hashtagged posts I’d done the day before as a kind of premiere.

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