The Bear also has a Facebook page. (He started as an Entertainer, but for some reason he's now a Public Figure.) You can "boost" posts to reach more people, which results in more people following your page, and drives traffic to the ephemeris. It's always funny, though, because hundreds of people wake up to find a pungent (that's what my publisher likes to call the Bear; he doesn't mind) Bear prowling and growling in their feed.
That results in entertainingly - let's be honest - dim comments, often from people who aren't even Catholic and have obviously not read the article.
The there's Twitter. The Bear has to be honest here. A correlation between number of followers and quality of tweets is difficult for the Bear to discern. The Bear wonders if he is entirely too tame of a Bear to thrive in the Twitterverse, and should go totally rabid crazy. "NUKE MEXICO #HateEverybody #ReptilianAliens."
The Bear supposes it takes a long time to build up numbers. Now the Bear's model in all of this is Milo Yiannopoulos. His boys love him. He's a gay conservative Catholic. (Yeah, been there done that with Andrew Sullivan, but of course, they don't know that ancient history.) He's associated with the alt-right movement. Whatever it is, I bet Pope Francis doesn't like it.
He literally makes a living being Milo Yiannopoulos. Like all overnight successes, Milo started way back in 2009. He labored for seven long years in the obscurity of the tech beat for The Guardian and such, until he became the Milo with more Twitter followers than actually exist on this planet. Then Twitter banned him permanently because he said something like Muslims are involved in a disproportionate number of terrorist attacks.
He largely broke the gamergate scandal. No, the Bear doesn't have any idea what that is. He's just doing his usual slipshod research from Wikipedia.
The Bear wants to be Milo Yiannopoulos. Preferably without becoming gay. But this is not likely to happen. 1300 years old is a bit to old to be a sensation with millennials.
In other news, the Bear is outlining Judging Angels. Now, most people outline before they write. But how do you know what to put in your outline before you've written anything? But the Bear finds it useful to be able to have a relatively short document that hits the highlights, chapter by chapter, so he can see the forest instead of the trees. That way he can track emotional temperatures, find continuity problems, etc.
Yes, this is obviously a post about nothing to distract the Bear from getting back to work. You were warned.