I’ve been curating some really inspiring and uplifting content lately and sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, and my various websites. With 797 ‘friends’ on Facebook, and thousands of ‘followers’ elsewhere, my content should reach thousands of people. Yet lately I’ve only been getting a few ‘likes’ per post, and often more likes than actual visits to an article.
I’m curious to know why. Is Facebook no longer an effective way to reach people? Is the content not interesting to people? Are people just overwhelmed with information overload or spending less time on social media? Are social media ‘friends’ and ‘followers’ superficial connections that don’t result in meaningful connections and responses?
I’m going to continue focusing on positive and uplifting content, and mostly share it on my ResourcesForLife.com website, but as I do, I’d like to know how best to share it.
I’m conducting this survey as a test to find out if Facebook continues to be a good way to reach people. I’ll share the results after a week of responses. Choose all responses that you feel are applicable. Thanks!
Early Survey Results
- 20 Feb 2017 @ 6:18 PM. For a point of reference, this is when the survey was posted.
- 21 Feb 2017 @ 8:07 AM. So far, out of 797 friends there has been one like on Facebook for the post that announced this survey. On another Facebook page where I put the post, there are 17,000 followers and about 1,200 saw the post. There are no likes so far, but one nice comment.
One thought on “Please Take My Social Survey: “Does anyone read my content?” – February 2017”
I think this hits it on the head:
“…social media ‘friends’ and ‘followers’ [are] superficial connections that don’t result in meaningful connections and responses”
Needless to say, in my case, I don’t see anything that is not emailed to me, unless Pati happens to mention something.
My feelings about FB aside, as an ‘outsider’ it seems to me that there is simply too much ‘noise’ on FB. This song comes to mind:
“The Sound Of Silence”
Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a streetlamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw _*Ten thousand people, maybe more*__* *__*People talking without speaking*__* *__*People hearing without listening*__* *__*People writing songs that voices never share*_ No one dare Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools” said I, “You do not know Silence like a cancer grows _*Hear my words that I might teach you*__* *__*Take my arms that I might reach you”*__* *__*But my words like silent raindrops fell*__* *__*And echoed in the wells of silence*_
And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said “The words of the prophets Are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sounds of silence”
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