Castleville and Social Media Cheats. And other social media DOHs!

January 26, 2012

Castleville and Social Media Cheats

How to build a Castle and Kingdom

Levels 9 to 20: Part Two

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna plays Castleville

You say you want more reach and audience? Really?!

(Castleville Players can skip on down to the next section)

It is estimated that 500 Million human beings play Facebook Games. Castleville, FarmvilleBackyard Monsters, etc. Five minutes ago, I noticed that 6,713,710 people like Castleville. The likes seem to be ticking up by the million every week. I have 500 new Facebook friend requests in my Facebook add list because of my last blog post about Castleville.

Did I mention that I wrote it last week?!

Give people something that they want. Give it to them right now when they want it!

And, maybe, they will also discover you have interesting things to say.

About life, love, blogging, friendship, money, corruption, a broken marriage, a hero, Darth AOL, PHP, online strategy, or whatever. [laughing]

Oh – did I mention that there ain’t twenty million or more… people and bots blogging and tweeting about Facebook games. Blogs about Facebook games are more likely to give meaningful answers – unlike all that kitsch that is pumped out for subjects like blogging, social media, seo, online marketing, and small-time online entrepreneurship?

That reminds me of what my friend Bill Dorman is saying:

Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers – what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.

That’s the social media cheat. And it’s as trivial as it is epic. Did I say, cheat? Err, it’s a boon and a take away.

Other blog posts (by me) that people love:

Rapper Tupac Shakur rises from the dead and wows Coachella 2012 and the world

The Final Speech of the Great Dictator by Sir Charles Chaplin

Science suggests that RTs, #FFs, Comments, Links, Etc. Are Highly Intelligent Behaviors!

Beatles, All You Need Is Love

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Zynga’s CastleVille: Cheats, Tips, Freebies, and Add Friends

November 30, 2011

CastleVille: Cheats, Tips, Freebies, and Add Friends

2014: Currently playing Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Read about that here.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna plays Castleville

Does the Gloom overshadow your kingdom?

Zynga, the Facebook game partner, released a new game, CastleVille, just before the days of turkey coma and, perhaps, to keep 10’s of millions entertained beyond Thanksgiving through the winter holidays and Christmas – if I dare to publicly name the Christian holiday which marks the birth of Jesus Christ. And I do – in case you didn’t know. [grin]

Below you will find here my insights about how to get your game on. CastleVille – in other words. My insights have been reviewed by 100s of players and I’ve received quite a lot of positive feedback so far. Level zero to eight – that’s what we’re talking about. Cheats, tips, and tricks by any other name. And nothing to do with roses!

Or, we can call them by more modest terms, insight and illumination. Or to be more colorful, over turning turtles.

Yes, setting turtles on their back would be a reference to the dialogue in David Milch’s daring, western-style HBO series Deadwood – and reminiscent of Shakespeare! You can read up about Deadwood and it’s three short seasons here. Read the rest of this entry »