I'm sure most of the top authors here at RantRave already do this to some degree, but I thought I would give it a try just for fun.
I've been on Facebook for a couple years now and it evolved for me from "whatever" to being my daily news feed on my friends and things that I like and want to keep up with. I've posted a few of my RantRave posts as a Status Update before and even posted links on Comments of various pages I follow. It was fun and I got a few extra views on my posts.
Recently I joined Twitter. I never knew what to make of Twitter, I figured my Facebook Status Update was just as good as any Tweet I could make, I was wrong. So I started Tweeting and replying to various Tweets and now I'm starting to see the difference between Facebook and Twitter.
So I thought I do a little experiment. I had a Rant I posted a month ago called HR Managers Are The Unemployed's Roadblock
. Originally it got 138 Views, which is about average for a post of mine that I did not promote. So over the last couple weeks or so I started Tweeting the link just to have some fun. I did not keep track of it, but I checked and I did about 18 Tweets and a couple Facebook Comments and now it is at 466 Views. More than triple what I had before.
I Tweeted using the @Name of various people I follow and a few I don't follow. I often replied to Tweets that were about jobs and related to what my Rant was about. Maybe next time I should come up with a Hash Tag for the Tweets, but I don't completely understand how that's used exactly. Since I did not keep track of Views after each Tweet, I decided to do it again with another of my Rants, The Perfect Crime
which has climbed from 175 to 236 in just a day and a half. I'll be Tweeting three times a day for seven days and see where it goes.
Now, I think this Rave should turn into a "How To" for other RantRave authors. What tips do you have to share? I think in order to grow RantRave we need to promote it and I'm curious what others are doing to promote either themselves or RantRave on Social Media and what you think works best.