On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:13:33AM +0200, Brian Exelbierd wrote:
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017, at 12:41 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 07:33:43PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:27:14PM +0200, Brian Exelbierd wrote:
> > > Our Twitter account just passed 89,000 followers. I am
> > > pitching a short article rounding up our social media
> > > presence:
> > > https://fedoramagazine.org/?p=18244&preview=1&_ppp=b8197ff492
> > > WDYT?
> > Let's get it to 100k!
> I remember (hazily) discussing a similar article with editors
> earlier. My recollection is the consensus was it seemed a little
> too "self-back-patting." In other words, more congratulating
> ourselves as> opposed to serving our audience. Is there a way to
> spin this kind of article to focus more on them?
I'd be happy to see this spun as an introduction to put other social
media and the benefits of following them. I believe that
encouraging Magazine only readers to consider other channels
increases their familiarity with the contribution parts of the
project. I also think that we need to provide some way markers for
people to find the ways we communicate.
I like this bent. In other words, rather than focusing on the number,
focus on the question, "Are you following us in all these places too?"
Then the mention of the follower # is just incidental to that call to
action. "Hey, 89K other people are doing this too!"
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