Six months ago I started posting magic videos on Facebook. All of a sudden I’m America’s most-popular magician. Meaning, more people have seen me do magic tricks in the past year than anyone else.
Let me explain:
I got 238,000,000 video views in 6 months. That’s more than any other magician got last year. Or the year before. ALSO I’ve got more page likes than every other American magician except for one, though I’ve seen evidence that he has purchased social media followers, so I’m not going to count him. But take a look at our “engagement” (how many people are actually viewing our pages and liking and commenting…this week I got LITERALLY 10,000 TIMES more engagement than him.
The craziest thing is I didn’t use fancy camera equipment or sound systems. I film pretty much everything on my MacBook Webcam. Just goes to show you the power of good content.
Note: I say “American” because the UK magician Dynamo has WAY more Facebook fans than me, and his fans are legit.
Anyway, this is a weird distinction, and I have a feeling it won’t be long before I move away from Facebook and onto the next big project. But, yeah, I’ve been getting recognized and that’s weird for a guy who’s usually behind the scenes.