Do you know how to use this media?

Okay, I’m gonna come clean.

Reddit totally baffles me!

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For something so foreign it ranks as 11th most visited website!

How can that be? I don’t get it nor do I understand how to use this venue. Now I’ve tried, believe me. But Reddit is a daunting website. The crowd that visits is very different from say, Facebook or Pinterest. I’ve had readers on Reddit, tell me to get off and if you don’t post in the right place in the right way, Reddit dumps your post.

So how do we use this enigma?

Even after reading, reading, and clicking I still don’t get how to use Reddit effectively.

Have you posted on Reddit? 

Do you understand how to use it effectively?

I’d love to know if you’ve conquered Reddit.

Leave a comment or click the “write me” tab or look for me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at jean.cogdell and Amazon.com, stop by and say hey! The lights are on, and I’m waiting.

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Maybe some of these articles will help. 

Reddit 101: A beginner’s guide to reddit.com

How To Use Reddit Productively. Yes, You Read That Correctly

How to Use Reddit to Market Your Books (Carefully)

 

17 thoughts on “Do you know how to use this media?

  1. Does anyone remember Usenet? Usenet was in the earlier, more innocent days of the Internet. To many, it _was_ the Internet, and certainly so for as long as there was no WWW yet. When the Internet lost its innocence, that broke Usenet’s neck and now it’s dead (a good account of what exactly happened can be found here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9987679; it’s also a good example of what Usenet participation felt like). But even during its lifetime it wasn’t for everyone: mainly text-based, requiring a user’s focus reading or writing (instead of just his lifetime), and there were groups (plural) for everything under the sun and beyond. Also, it always retained, quite deliberately, an air of geekiness and nerdiness.

    Reddit is sort of like that, but with an instinct of self-preservation. It’s trying to avoid suffering the fate of Usenet. Hence the strict rules.

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      1. We can’t be sure about that. In the meantime, Reddit has been winging it nicely since its foundation in 2005. According to Wikipedia, ‘as of 2016, Reddit had 542 million monthly visitors (234 million unique users), ranking #11 most visited web-site in US and #25 in the world. Across 2015, Reddit saw 82.54 billion pageviews, 73.15 million submissions, 725.85 million comments, and 6.89 billion upvotes from its users’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddit).

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  2. I have no idea, nor do I have the time to bother at this point. But I’ve heard lots about it. Honestly, all this blogging and social media stuff could be a full time job. Actually, it is for some people who work in marketing!

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  3. Jean, I looked up Reddit at Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddit] because I haven’t peeked at the site in over ten years. It’s more of a newsreel than a media site. It would probably be a good resource site but not a place to get exposure.

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