Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Sorry this is late, my job has a new policy that I “can’t” leave until the work “is done”, a policy that was sprung on me Monday. Blindsided, I ended up forced to work until 6:30 due to poor staffing and high sales traffic.
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 42 days. In the last 28 days I’ve had 336 posts, 505 profile visits, 128 mentions, and 68 new follows.
Conversion based on profile views is 13%. It seems like my new growth rate is stabilizing. Last week I spoke of losing 5 followers, but this week I went up a little over 20 followers in just the week. I have done nothing different, so maybe the first week of a month is slow?
My engagement is 3.0%. It wobbles, but I don’t know I’ll break 3ish. 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.
I post about 12 times a day. I plan five posts and the others of responses or impromptu promotions. Planning posts is can feel like pulling teeth. Sometimes my Twitter feed is just not that interesting.
I broke 2,000 views for the second time on Thurs and Sun. My views on the rest of the days remain strong, well over 1,000 view mark.
I got 97 views last week spread across 5 posts. Sitting at week 2 with about 100 views, so I’m seeing something cool. It’s no secret, this blog is for recording my writing process and giving personal feedback about the process of writing and self promoting on social media. I don’t know if that kind of content is helpful or engaging to others, but I sensed there was a niche for it and it’s rewarding to see growth here.
The North Alabama Writers’ Group blog has 62 views this past week. I would love to take the credit, but I believe Christopher M. Palmer kicked off our October success with his flash fiction “The Ghost Strikes at Midnight." I‘m trying to capture that lightening in a bottle with my own flash story scheduled to drop Oct 10th! I still want to recommend to fellow writers our October Open Calls for Submission. And I still want other writers to share how they choose a genre.
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 1st, or go back further to reports on Sept 24th, Sept17th, or Sept 10th.