My Friends Don’t Help My Social Networking
The friends I have are not help on the internet. It seems that simply sharing anything I do online is too much to ask. Instead I will get a text or a face to face saying “Oh hey, I read your last post.” Which is great. But I notice none of that turns into social networking to expand my online reach.
I wrote an article for a comic book website and at the time of this writing it has
- 22 fb likes
- 9 ReTweets
- 1,089 Stumbles
- 5 G+
- 6 Diggs
I can account for my friends in all this easily. Facebook shows me that of my fb friends liked my post. Of those 22 only three have I ever been in the same room with. The rest are contacts made online from writing and such. Not to say I do not consider those people friends as I have had great correspondence and phone conversations with many of them. I consider them friends and would happily stay up late listening to their problems or anything else I do for any of my friends. Still most of my 194 friends on fb I have met in person. I am simply trying to differentiate between people I have connected with online and people I have connected with in person or “in real life”. Not place any value on those two types of connection.
Support from 3 people “I know in real life” of the 22
Of the ReTweets shown 3 of them are me and 2 are a single friend.
Of the 9 ReTweets 1 person I “know in real life”.
I have stumble followers I have only 1 I “know in real life” that uses the service at all.
The same goes for the 6 Diggs and 5 G+
this means of the total suport of 22 likes 9 RT 1,089 Stumbles, 5 G+ and 6 Diggs only three people I have “known in real life” helped me share my writing.
OF the total shares across all networks that means 8 shares came from “real life” people I know and 7 from me. The remaining 1,116 came from non “real life” contacts and strangers across the internet. Here is a chart!
This is not to say I do not value all my friendships. It only shows that my “Real Life” friends offer very poor social media networking in my writing.
In NO WAY do I think it is their responsibility to share my online endeavors.
I simply find it interesting that writing articles online gets such little link sharing. Where as my fb status
“About to watch Lion King in 3-D. If you are at the movies too, prepare to hear me sing.”
This received 13 likes and 5 comments. Again I am not angry at my friends nor do I expect more of them.
Of course I am not worried any will think I am upset with them anyway. None of them read my tumblr.
If you are stranger to me reading this here is the link to the article I used for the pie chart. I tell you because you are overwhelming more likely to share online than my friends are.