Redgage NOT Reddit
Above is a tiny portion of Networking sites. They are useful to promote your writing. Yes, you may not get many hits, unless your 'friends' are deeply into what you are publishing, but at least you can get some attention.
If you are writing about Star Trek for a Star Trek crew you'll get a lot of hits, especially if you have 48375 friends.
But when you write on different topics, it is a hit or miss, and in many cases, it is more than a miss, it is an attack.
Above is a partial list of Bookmarking sites. These are used to publicise your writing. You will write then 'share' on these sites plus others.
Or so you think
Many, if not most, of these sites will toss your work into the garbage, unseen, unread. They will not promote your work, will demote it.
Huh? You Say...aren't these sites to promote work? Don't people go there and find items to read?
Especially when members are allowed to 'vote' or 'comment' on your share.
Hence it becomes a waste of a keystroke when you post your item on one of these sites.
And no greater keystroke waster exists than Reddit.
I have said it before, this site is a Troll Village. It exists to allow Trolls to insult and abuse people without any chance of punishment, because the mjority of moderators of the subreddits ARE Trolls.
These people exist to vote down every link you publish, to declare anyone who posts a link to their own work a 'self-spammer' and attack until their fingers drop off.
Many years ago, bookmarking your sites was 'knee jerk' .
There was an add on, with a number of sites listed. You'd put in your details for each of these Networking sites, and one click on the icon had your chosen sites popping up and taking the item and doing what all with it.
Having joined the sites via this handy dandy add on, I hadn't a clue what they looked like, what their purpose was beyond marketing my writing.
Two years later, I was 'warned' about Reddit, which was one of my bookmarking sites. I was told, by another writer, that I had to avoid being thought of as a 'self-spammer',
I was told to post a cute puppy picture I found somewhere on the 'Net, then, about an hour later, my work, then another hour later, a joke.
I should skip the next day, and repeat the process again on day three.
This was too much like work.
Having been on Reddit for Two Years I had no inkling of its nature.
I logged onto to Reddit as if it was a 'real' site. and looked around. I noticed a 'red' envelope.
I clicked on it.
People had written to me, made comments under my posts, and the dates of the remarks went from two years to yesterday.
Two years ago, some moron attacked some article I wrote. And he and his duals or other trolls had continued...for two years.
I don't know about you, but when I read an artice, if I like it I read to the end, thumbs up, maybe leave a comment, and go on.
If I don't like it, I stop reading...could be the second sentence, and go away. This may be because I actually have a life.
I leave my room, I interact with wet ware, and sometimes, I might not even get on the Internet for a WHOLE DAY!!!!!!
In fact, (and I hope I don't get into trouble for this) I was OFF THE INTERNET for almost Two Months.
What can I say. I have a life.
People on Reddit do not have lives. They are there and nothing is posted that they don't vet. This is their purpose in life. This is their life.
Since I am kind of a Troll Baiter, I posted Sigmund Freud's early psychological 'test'.
This was a simple and rather enjoyable story in which you fill in the blanks and certain deductions are made.
After posting on the various sites, I quickly went to Reddit to see withat the Trolls had to say about it, oh, by the way, I never mentioned the name of the person who originated the test.
There were a lot of attacks, one genius claiming,
"I don't know what kind of psychology this is as I have studied psychology". Subsequently I informed the Repulsion of Trolls that this was Freud's test.
This is just to show you that on Reddit, it is attack for Attack sake.
Then there's the other 'trick' in which you are told that' "You've posted too many Reddits recently, check back in...."
You can get this wrning, even if you haven't been on the Internet for nearly two months
This is a one of a kind site.
It Pays you for bookmarking.
You read right.
IT PAYS YOU.
You post your link, you get paid.
"RedGage helps you make money
for what you're already doing online
and by building traffic to your content
on RedGage you can maximize your earnings."
That is what it says on the site.
You join, you 'self-spam' and what?
People read your work. And you get a few pennies.
I have about $19.21 today.
There's a little community there, people leave comments, make friends, etc. However, the key point is that it is okay to self spam. It is okay to link to your site.
There are contests every day, although I never really entered or joined....(did I mention I have a life?) but here's the facts...
You join, you link your work, you get hits. Not Trolls, not insults, not down votes, not stress, but hits. And you get paid for them.