Once again time for the using Social Media to help authors recap.

As most of you know, I have been helping out a friend, and one of the things he asks me to do is track social media and the views they generate. Please note that in all cases, these are estimates of opinions. The variance I suspect is around a mean of +/- 5, which is what is called the standard deviation. But I did want everyone to know what I was producing in terms of numbers and the amount you should remove or add to the numbers.

I only use my social media accounts, although in some cases, my wife likes posts I share, and they move into her wall, but 90% is my social.

  • Twitter remains the top site – around 25 additional views
  • Facebook remains number two – around 20 additional views

The next ones are where things shoot up a little. In part because Reddit changed their rules about posts from blogging sites. They, based on that, moved down the list quite a bit.

  • Facebook group Sharing is caring – adds fifteen views
  • Facebook group Bloggers inspiring Bloggers – adds ten views
  • The mix adds six views
  • Patreon uses twitter and Facebook as a primary share so impossible to track
  • Mind (RS asked me to add) adds about four views
  • The mix adds about four views
  • Reddit (because I have to share in my new U/ area) adds 2
  • Tumblr adds 1 to 2 views

The list grew a bit due to people asking me to verify information sources and new sites (Minds). But the exact situation is that Twitter and Facebook, or writing Groups seem to add more. The issue I have in verifying that information is that the trick I was using to separate sources doesn’t work with Facebook. I know that older posts that I don’t share on Facebook but do share on the writing groups tend to get the views listed in this post. That would make the Facebook or initial share the larger. The second share is the writing groups and is smaller but additive. Additive in the sense that it is in addition to the original Facebook share, and the two create views separately (at least the two I use).

If you share, you may find completely different numbers than these. These numbers are wholly based on my social media feeds!

i would note, this is directly for my posts. I do see bumps for other authors when I share as well.

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

  • Question of

    Do you share on social media today?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    have you tried Minds?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    do you use twitter?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    do you use facebook?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    do you use mix?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?


Written by DocAndersen

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