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I learned many years ago to spot those who are “all about them.”  These are the people who focus their energy on themselves in every form. You find them often on the internet. They comment on articles and solely express their opinions. They don’t read the article or post the comment. They don’t share information about the author’s work beyond their comment. They may post many articles in a single day. They comment once, sometimes twice on other people’s posts, but they don’t have deep interactions with people. Some of them say something and then add a smiley face. It is ok to say anything you want to say as long as it ends with a smiley face!

When you encounter people like that, the very best thing is to stay away. The end game of any interaction is always going to be the winning, and you are losing. They will comment about you, interrupt conversations you are having with other writers, and do as they please. It is a sad situation. However, that is something I am moving past and ignoring now. I am focused on helping people get views on their blogs. There are several things that people have been trying. One of the things is going back and looking at your old posts. Taking those and sharing them on Social Media. Other writers are writing articles about authors and including older posts of an author to help them.

Getting more views is a combination of SEO, search engine optimization. That isn’t hard; certain things are searched for. If you think about the title of your article, that is what the search engine is going to find first. Some phrases and words always gain views.  Having a great title gets you towards SEO.; SEO will drive external views. I always set view goals for my posts. That way, I know when posts are tracking well or not tracking well. On know on my technology posts that sometimes I go further away from my core audience’s comfort level. Based on that, the views for some posts are way down. As I said, by setting a goal for each post I can watch the post and compare it to what I expected it would do.

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  • Question of

    Do you share posts on Twitter?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you share posts on Facebook?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you share posts with other authors on Virily or other sites?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Would you share a favorite old post for me to read and share?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you ever set goals for views on an article?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: DO YOU SHARE POSTS ON TWITTER?
    Yes (8 votes) – 44%
    No (10 votes) – 56%
    Q: DO YOU SHARE POSTS ON FACEBOOK?
    Yes (9 votes) – 53%
    No (8 votes) – 47%
    Q: DO YOU SHARE POSTS WITH OTHER AUTHORS ON VIRILY OR OTHER SITES?
    Yes (9 votes) – 69%
    No (4 votes) – 31%
    Q: WOULD YOU SHARE A FAVORITE OLD POST FOR ME TO READ AND SHARE?
    Yes (10 votes) – 67%
    No (5 votes) – 33%
    Q: DO YOU EVER SET GOALS FOR VIEWS ON AN ARTICLE?
    Yes (4 votes) – 25%
    No (12 votes) – 75%

    • I don’t really set goals for viewing. I just know that when I publish posts there are certain members who are going to view or comment. My adoring fans are very consistent. LOL.

      Nevertheless, I share on my social networks. Tweeting is easiest. I sometimes share via Pinterest. I believe (although I don’t check the statistics) it sends traffic to this site and increased traffic is a good thing. I share my posts and posts by other members. I particularly like sharing posts with pretty flowers on Facebook. Those lovely flowers just make my day. 🙂

  2. None of my friends on Facebook ever bother to click the links and read. About 98.5% of my Facebook friends are young people who are too much on WhatsApp and Facebook posts. My Twitter was suspended several years ago for no good reason at all.

  3. I share on both Twitter and FB depending on the post. I mostly share my own on Twitter. My main focus now is to land another good writing job because that is where my main income comes from but I do as much as I can for the sites I belong to.

    • Thanks! I think there are many approaches to how we go forward. From the comments, I think we are all heading in a direction.

      Views are ticking up a little, Not a huge amount but they are more than they were in late December.

  4. I share whenever, wherever. I don’t have a fave post that I want others to read. But if asked. I would tell others to go to my profile, click on my collections and pick a topic they like. Since I wrote on so many varied topics I figured I would make it easy by organizing them.

  5. The views really went down a lot. I don’t know the cause either. I’ve tried many things but no response. Some members do not respond to views and comments. There are also many members who are still active but have stopped reviewing my posts (I still look at them). What can I do? Nothing at all.

  6. I have been the hit and run gal. I know, I know! I shouldn`t do that but I get into life so deep sometimes I forget.

    I am now floating back down to earth. Not the caregiver and not the game player. But the writer, the Homesteader and well… Angie.

    I try to comment about the author.

    Let me end with a 😉

  7. I do not post my posts on any social network …. views and comments are down what is the cause I do not know …. I can not and I do not want him to see and comment on my posts …. as I said I have my own a circle of friends to whom I see the post and comment on the rest of the others … I tried many things but there was no response

  8. I don’t share on social media, not a big fan. But for those that do, that is great. I try to view as many posts as possible, sort of like you, at least 30 or so a day and 100 views are great. But not so much any more.

  9. Little Miss Goal Maker that I am, doesn’t set a goal I have no control over. I have zero control over who may read, share, or comment on anything that I put here. I just have to try and improve on my work and hope for the best. Failure after failure seems to be the scenario during this time.

  10. I share my own and sometimes others’ posts on Facebook, which is the only social medium where I have a personal account. Sharing old posts is something I’ve rarely done, but it seems like a good idea. I’m not 100% clear on the meaning of question #4 – are you talking about an old post of mine or of yours?

  11. I don’t share on Twitter because I don’t have an account there. I share on Facebook and PIN both my and other people’s posts. To the question: Would you share a favorite old post for me to read and share? I said no because I don’t know how to share it with you Doc.

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