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Views are down, remaining social media sites….

When things are most negative, when things are at their worst we can see the good in people! Take a moment if you would, and if you leave comments, try to leave one or more kind comments a day. Yesterday I talked about the fact that the views were down. I got several excellent responses, and I thank every single person that responded. It is the civil discourse that brings me back to sites! I did get a PM asking me why I didn’t mention some of the other social media sites when it comes to sharing the works of others. I thought I would address that today.

  • Pinterest for a new post – my testers see a small uptick when they only share posts on Pinterest. In fairness, I tried it and saw no increase in views.
  • Mix – I see some views on old posts shared in Mix. I do not see a considerable increase otherwise from Mixed.
  • Linkedin – for technology posts I share on LinkedIn, I do see a 10-20 view increase. But most of my friends are technical. So that would be expected.
  • I have seen zero activity at all from sharing on MeWe. I might have one or two views, but so far nothing.

So what can we do? Well, there are several things we as a community can do going forward. Start with leaving a kind comment. Make people want to return to this or any site you are interested in. Several exciting challenges are going on; those always make the site a little better. Thank the people that participate and make those challenges bigger better, and more energetic!

There is another series focusing on older posts by authors. That one has grown, and we have several folks doing it. There is the go back and read the first ten posts an author constructed on a site. I’ve been doing that one (one author per week) for the past month.

A new series yesterday is focusing on posts by authors about a specific topic. I think that one would make a great one if you wanted one to emulate!

Views drive revenue; when the ads are back, we need pictures. That is a simple fact unless the site has received VC (Venture Capitalist) money those ads drive the revenue.

The best thing we can do is help our community be stronger! A healthy society can continue moving forward.

  • Question of

    It is never ok to attack another author, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    There are many things you can do to help others, beyond sharing right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Let’s try the positive comments idea ok?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I enjoy reading and interacting with other authors?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    i have noticed views are down, overall?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: IT IS NEVER OK TO ATTACK ANOTHER AUTHOR, RIGHT?
    Yes (12 votes) – 86%
    No (2 votes) – 14%
    Q: THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP OTHERS, BEYOND SHARING RIGHT?
    Yes (11 votes) – 100%
    Q: LET’S TRY THE POSITIVE COMMENTS IDEA OK?
    Yes (13 votes) – 100%
    Q: I ENJOY READING AND INTERACTING WITH OTHER AUTHORS?
    Yes (10 votes) – 100%
    Q: I HAVE NOTICED VIEWS ARE DOWN, OVERALL?
    Yes (9 votes) – 82%
    No (2 votes) – 18%

  2. Since most people are staying at home, views and interaction should be higher, right?

    But somehow this is not the case here. ;(.

    My biggest concern here anyway is it takes too long for the admins to approve/reject posts. I got a number of posts waiting in the PENDING section… *sigh*

    Anyways, good points here, Doc

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  3. It seems to me that TV ads are very small. My shared photos continue the same number of likes on facebook as before. I hope that everything is temporary and we must be united to overcome it. I didn’t hurt or hurt anyone. I try to convey my optimism to everyone.

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  4. I have tried pinterest for Virily nothing happens, but my articles on HP do get views.
    But as I said earlier, the site has to do more. Three days and counting, no posts approved yet. I am not trying to be a hero, I will not hang around a lot if there is no turn around. Internal views are bound fall if no posts are approved.

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  5. One thing that I have took notice of on Yelp is that many of the Yelpers are checking in on one another, spreading positive words instead of hate! Most of the time it catches me by surprise because I am just trying to avoid the words by media to keep myself uplifted because I live alone. Most of them are words from are random people from different sides of America. I do what I can to spread positive energy because it is just not healthy on a person as a whole with all going on in the world.

    At this time, I just latch onto things that bring me good energy and I definitely dont want to read anything else about a virus because I am already getting flooded with it in my inbox and social media.

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    • Hey you aren’t alone – you have all of us. Probably why you are so tired when you finish a marathon, you have to carry so many people with you!!!!!

      Staying upbeat, and positive is so important right now. I have gotten 4 or 5, you OKs on yelp!

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      • It is heartwarming to get them, especially from someone in a different age group or someone that is across America. I love how many have adapted to the takeout, or delivery. I review more to help the business gain customers, plus support them financially. With Virily, I plan to drop random quotes to uplift, or either something to make others laugh. I’ll probably have to use the translator on here, so it will be understood.

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        • it is a wonderful change, we did the early birthday for the twins via take out. It wasn’t what we usually do, but ended up being a fun family meal.

          I’ve been doing fun, kind comments for a while now. Just to help people get through!

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          • A lot of these changes can turn into great memories to look back on. I do believe that restaurants should be open, but they should require a certain number of customers inside just like the grocery stores. I miss my thrift stores being open. Tomorrow I will be making a trip to Wal-Mart to get a money order and possibly to FedEx.

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  6. Would you like honesty?

    1. Many of the articles which appear on the front page are garbage. They are poorly written. Some are about topics no one is interested in.

    2. Well run sites put their best or more eye catching items on the front page. Of course, well run sites which publish in English are run by people who are literate in English.

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  7. I noticed that some people thought that the virus is the reason Virily has less views. But I know that wasn’t right, more people are at home and trying to find something do to. It only makes sense that views should be up right now, like those other sites you listed. I know Netflix has had a big increase as well. Thanks for touching on this subject Doc. And yes, I will try to do my part. Smile! 😉

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    • People are desperate for reasons. It has been six months of declining views. Carol (and her idea) actually had a bump in January but since then it has been down.

      I suspect we will end up limping along for a while.

      More voice calls every single day last week, than on mother’s day. Mother’s day is the number one calling day.

  8. Gosh, I should have read this before I shared the death in my family. I am going to my room and trying to get my heart straightened out. I hope to return kinder, smarter, with eyes that aren’t filled with tears and be part of a solution rather than part of a problem.

    There are so many heroes here. I wonder if they know it. You know you are a hero right.

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