7 thoughts on “How I Got 10,000+ People To Look At Something That Took Me Two Minutes To Create

  1. Bitzy says:

    I love reading your insights Josh!

  2. Redditor says:

    That doesnt necessarily mean you gained any fans. Reddit is mainly a site for boredom. What you did was add fodder that alievated boredom but please believe it was forgotten about instantly since it was a one-time deal. To look at fandom you’d need to serialize something like this and need to be able to do it consistently. Such as TheOatmeal or Hyperbole and Half has done. Even then, it isnt just like magic. It has to be appealing to the reddit audience which traditionally is a bunch of middle-class white college kids that are tech saavy (though it may be changing since the site has gained immense popularity), so if your shit aint up to snuff they’ll consider it spam or ignore it.

    Though overall good message. Makes sense.

  3. Josh Spector says:

    Yeah, as I tried to convey in the post, this should be taken with a grain of salt. Something like this is a good way to introduce people to you, but in order to convert them into actual fans you’re going to have to back it up with good content and a lot of it. Otherwise, it’s just a random “hit.”

    And you’re right about the quality of the Reddit audience – one of the reasons I love the site so much is because they do a great job with quality control. If you’re good, they’ll love you, but if you’re not….all the marketing in the world won’t make your crappy content work.

  4. That is a phenomenal idea. The results you received were even better. I am already humming with ideas.

    Do you already have a history with reddit Josh? I am assuming you do. What I mean is, would someone who has never promoted a single link on reddit have to same kind of success if they were the ones who promoted the picture with the backstory? or would you assume it would be less until they built up a reputation.

  5. Josh Spector says:

    I do have a history on Reddit, but that has no impact on the success of this outside of my having a basic understanding of the kinds of stuff that the Reddit community tends to like.

    On Reddit, every user’s submission has basically the same chance for success – it’s about the quality of the content you submit and not the extent of your pre-existing following.

  6. Good to know. I do not know all of the finer details on all of the social bookmarking sites, so thanks for answering. I have some stuff I can put up.

  7. I don’t get it this pool looks AWESOME! j/k

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