There’s no denying, as much as some of us may dislike it, that social media networks are basically required in order to drive traffic and gain some recognition. Where I’m having a problem is establishing Creative Twilight in social media networks when, if I had to guesstimate, 99% of my traffic comes from other sources. In short, I didn’t establish Creative Twilight early enough, or push it enough, in social networks to gain any sort of significant impact. People found this blog through other means and those means are how they continue to access the blog.
I have all the little gadgets going to try and pimp Creative Twilight on Twitter and Facebook yet it still fails to capture attention, or people just aren’t interested. I can’t do anything about the latter but regarding the former…look to the right of this article!
Now, the thing I think that needs to happen on my end is to stop using Twitter and Facebook as just another place to pick up the RSS feed from the blog. At the moment that’s all either are doing, publishing my blog article excerpts. What I want to do is use those social networks as just that, a way to interact with the audience of the blog outside the confines of the blog where discussions revolve around the articles themselves.