Social Media etiquette for promoting a hobby project
August 26, 2014 9:40 AM Subscribe
I've been online for a long while, but I'm a novice in social media as a venue for promoting my hobby project. I've dismissed twitter and tumblr as things I don't understand or aren't for me, but I'd like to promote my hobby site and interact with people who like similar things. How do I go about balancing promotion with reception? Tell me about following, re-tweeting and re-tumbling things. Thanks!
posted by filthy light thief to Human Relations (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Additional context: I've set up a new blog to review and update a book on kooky/ weird culture and online resources that was written in 1995, in anticipation for its 20th anniversary. I'm not associated with the book, but I read it when it first came out and I was a huge fan, and I want to see how it fares.
The blog is currently hosted on Blogger, though I have my own webspace and a suitably weird domain that could be used for the project. I also signed up for a Twitter account, where I have followed a few of the people involved with the original book, and I've only tweeted about the few updates I've made to the blog. I was thinking of starting a tumblr account for this, too.
I know enough to find some folks with similar interests and see who their friends are, but I don't want to be That Guy who tries to shove their weird project out to people who don't know me, or inundate my friends and family with my weird little project, so I haven't used my Twitter account to follow family and friends (or MeFites). How do I strike that balance?