Monday, October 15, 2018
If you are new, today is all about the numbers, not about my plans. See the action plans I’m using to earn these numbers in previous posts. Last Week’s 6 week Review! and 8 Steps I’m Taking on Twitter.
I’ve been active on Twitter for 59 days. In the last 28 days I’ve had 343 posts, 510 profile visits, 123 mentions, and 69 new follows.
Conversion based on profile views is 13%. Same as last week and I’m expecting this to be my steady growth rate, barring a new strategy to increase engagement or attention.
My engagement is 2.8%. I post plan, and I am trying to spend less time on Twitter while maintaining a sense of presence. I kind of think my “engagement” can’t go up when I’m not in there making the connections. Days of high engagement involve a lot of personal real time responses and conversations happening on Twitter. I think might be too much for me to manage regularly. While I’ll always respond to people who talk with me, my social level and my time constrain me from reaching out more and hosting more conversations.
I post about 12 times a day. I plan five posts and the others of responses or impromptu promotions. Planning posts is work, and it’s hard to balance what I see on my feed with what I want to share/promote/say. I’m not great with a single line, but I wonder if I should try a few original tweets anyhow.
I broke 4,000 views on Sat. My views for the week are good overall, high 2,000 two days and mid 3,000 one day, which I thought would be my new all-time high view rate.
I have a single tweet that has 3,362 views. This tweet picked up conversation, and I heard about other writers’ processes and what they like about writing. It was cool.
I got 100 views last week spread across 9 posts. Sitting at week 3 with about 100 views. This blog is for recording my writing process and giving personal feedback about the process of writing and self promoting on social media. While it’s an interesting individual study or work, it doesn‘t lend itself to easy “evergreen” re-usable content. Thank you guys for being interested and checking out the blog every week.
The North Alabama Writers’ Group blog has 13 views this past week. Officially I can not take credit for our numbers. I dropped “Halloween Spirit”, my own spooky October flash fiction story for our writers group challenge, and it did not catch like wildfire. What did I learn? Objectively, Chris has a more engaged personal network than I do, more friends, family, and acquaintances than I have. Some of his friends came out and read my story to support our blog and I’m confident no one (except Lionel) I know read my story.
Also, if we’re being honest, Chris has the better story. Seriously, “The Ghost Strikes at Midnight.”, is a more traditional and engaging ghost story than my off brand pagan summoning ritual. He’s character focused where I’m event focused, and his story is better for it.
I want to recommend to fellow writers our October Open Calls for Submission.
So talk to me! What are your numbers? What’s your social media strategy? Are you counting anything else in your life and what does success look like?
Still need a number fix? Compare this week to last week Oct 9th, or go back further to reports on Oct 1st Sept 24th, Sept17th, or Sept 10th.