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It seems like all day long all I do is read and write.  The problem is that it’s not for the purpose I originally set out to do.  Our home based company, “Clearly Puzzled Games” is not taking off the way we had originally hoped.  Don’t get me wrong, I knew that it wouldn’t be a walk in the park, but I expected that we would make more than $65 in sales in two and a half weeks. 

We've created a paid app called “Edges – A Fun Puzzle Challenge”. And it is a lot of fun!  But people are so reluctant to pay a dollar for a game these days.  Still. I can’t help but to think we made the right decision to not make it free because developers are paid nearly nothing per ad – we’d need thousands of downloads to get $65.  I wonder if we ever would have gotten that many?

Not only have Chris and I never done this, there is very little information to draw upon about how to be successful at it.  Why?  Because the app store changes so rapidly.  Because 25,000 games are introduced every weekend.  Because the information that was valid in 2015 is not valid in 2016.  Because Apple keeps a lot of information to itself about the magic in its secret sauce. 

I’m doing what seems like the logical thing to do: gather a following using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn even YouTube to an extent.  We even sent promo codes to reviewers.  It’s still not catching.  Next I need to blog and blog frequently, but not on this site, on www.blog.edgesgame.com

We are working on our second game already (which will be free), and I have ideas about a third.  In the meantime, I’ll just keep writing.  Maybe I can save myself some time if some of the blog posts can go in the book!    

Caitlin