On Tue, Aug 1, 2017, at 07:06 PM, Justin W. Flory wrote:
On 07/27/2017 08:52 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> 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
>>>> 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!"
Just to add a comment, it would be great to sync up with Marketing on
trying to get a feel for where we have a community presence or where
people can participate. For example, I'd love to mention our Reddit,
Telegram, and Discord communities, to make sure we're promoting anywhere
that we have a strong presence.
I'm also +1 to focusing more on selling "Where is Fedora?" than "We
it to 100k!", but I don't anyone is disagreeing on this either. :)
I am very +1 to both of these ideas. I think the result will be better
than the draft I dashed off. Justin, can you take point on engaging
marketing? The proper article is not something I have cycles for at