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For two years I've been trying to put stuff out to twitter.

I get lots of people giving me advice and I really don't understand twitter.

I look at the site stats for the last 30 days and I see that 197 people came to permies from twitter. Of all the sites that sent traffic over, twitter is #37.

Stumbleupon is #31 with 267 - but I did nothing there. I don't even have the SU stuff installed on my browser anymore.

Pinterest is #23 with 391 and I have never tried that.

Reddit is #16 with 822. I posted something out there once in the last 30 days.

facebook is #8 with 2685. I do post out there about once a day.

But the daily-ish email: there is no way to measure that, but there is one that says "direct" with 57,107. And there are a bunch that represent email servers. There are about 9000 people on the daily-ish email. And I suspect that a lot of the stuff I send out gets forwarded. I, therefore, speculate that if there could be "daily-ish email" on the GA report with twitter, SU, fB and the rest, it would be a number like 50,000.

Every once in a while I try to use facebook. I feel lost and stupid there. And it just isn't my thing. I tried to post something there today and I couldn't figure it out. but it does seem like once in a while something takes off there. I think I should try to see if I can push this one onto adrien's already full plate.

Twitter: I think I'm just ready to drop twitter. I suppose we should keep putting stuff there, but I am struggling to think of why. the return on effort really isn't there.

It seems like SU, pinterest and reddit and smart places to flesh out - but going there now feels like work.

My daily-ish email is THE BEST! 9000 and growing STRONG! And I understand email. And for some reason, I am really grooving on that list. That's my fave.

On youtube I have nearly 20,000 subscribers. There is a lot about youtube I don't understand, but when I learn a new thing I really like it ("ooooo that's cool"). Lately I've been exchanging emails with some other big youtube channels. And I've had three different networks courting me to join their network.

I'm not quite sure how to proceed from here, other than I know that I'm already so far behind in so many projects that I am going to focus more on where it seems more enjoyable. Maybe adrien can pick up some of these other bits.




 
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Paul you can connect fb and twitter so that when you post on one it automatically posts on the other. This would let you keep active on twitter without having to mess with it.

There might even be a forum plugin that lets you automatically post to either each time you publish a forum post.
 
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There is something about those bridges between the different things that I don't like. My innards tell me that it is being disrespectful to the people of that network - or something like that. So I have not done that.

 
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I'm fond of some alternative internet news radio shows, Citizen Radio and Majority Report being a couple of them. They offer the option for listeners to donate their twitter and facebook accounts. I like being able to at least contribute my accounts since I just can't afford to contribute cash very often, nor buy a membership.

Through the website donateyouraccount.com, we can hook our twitter (love it) and facebook (hate it, don't have one and never will lol) up to your campaign and postings you make will broadcast out without us having to do anything.

It's nice an convenient for me because I don't have to look up their tweets and retweet them.

Is there a follow you on twitter button somewhere on the site that I'm missing?
 
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Ok, I found you. Was gonna poke you in the eye for your twitter neglect, but was hard to see your eye after I poked mine. lmao So, I followed and tweeted. I need to take better care of my twitter and tumbler.
 
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Social media is a great way to spread the permaculture message with millions using it each day.

Maybe you need a dedicated social media manager to help out or take over since it is nothing you really enjoy.

I may be able to help since I know Adrien's to do list is long. He has my email if you are interested.
 
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Cassie Rauk wrote:Social media is a great way to spread the permaculture message with millions using it each day.

Maybe you need a dedicated social media manager to help out or take over since it is nothing you really enjoy.

I may be able to help since I know Adrien's to do list is long. He has my email if you are interested.



This sounds like an excellent solution! I think you and me and adrien need to do one of those conference call thingies and go over the details!
 
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Sounds great.

I had a feeling you would be on board.
 
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Possibly lame question about twitter: would a #permies tag work or help? I just looked for it and saw nothing posted to it...

Had fun reading some tweets under #seattlenoir recently. Someone even made a URL for the hash tag feed: seattlenoir.com.

#husp?
 
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I do not use the social media you speak of, I see it as a waste of time. I do have facebook account but there is nothing of me on it.

I found this place by googling up rocket mass heater. I found it again when googling up this and that...kept coming back to this forums. If people are interested in the stuff spoken of in these forums, these forums will jump out at them. The word is out there and all that other crap just leads to online disagreements imho, relax and do them if yu want but I do not see not using them as limiting your exposure.

I think your time might be better spent typing more articles to put online...making more videos...hey what do yu know things yu like to do.
 
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I have reached 23 million people to date.

I think the people that I want to reach the most are people that have never heard of permaculture or me or my empire. I want to make suggestions to them about how easy gardening can be. how you don't need to use roundup. How you can stop buying pans every year. How you can cut your heating bill by 80% to 99%. How so many problems fade away with just a little knowledge of stuff.

And those people are not going to search for a "rocket mass heater" but they might search for "lawn care" or they might be visiting with folks on a social network. Or they might be listening to the radio or watching a show. Or browsing a bookstore. Or .... thousands of things.

the mission is: how do we teach this stuff to 23 million more people that have not yet heard a peep about it?
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:would a #permies tag work or help? #husp?



This is a great idea we will have to implement!
 
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Cassie,

Excellent job on twitter! I'm getting emails talking about retweets and all sorts of things I didn't know existed!

Apple for you.
 
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Yeah apples! And yeah for Twitter. I am glad to be seeing fast results. Hopefully this will mean more clicks over to Permies.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I have reached 23 million people to date.

I think the people that I want to reach the most are people that have never heard of permaculture or me or my empire. I want to make suggestions to them about how easy gardening can be. how you don't need to use roundup. How you can stop buying pans every year. How you can cut your heating bill by 80% to 99%. How so many problems fade away with just a little knowledge of stuff.

And those people are not going to search for a "rocket mass heater" but they might search for "lawn care" or they might be visiting with folks on a social network. Or they might be listening to the radio or watching a show. Or browsing a bookstore. Or .... thousands of things.

the mission is: how do we teach this stuff to 23 million more people that have not yet heard a peep about it?



Ok one must differentiate between those who will not ever listen. You have hit upon the proper solution really, you want more tags on the searches for things which people who never heard of permaculture would google. I am just waking up so i will make a short list of those that pop to my sleepy mind...

Grass, lawn care, organic fertilizers, insect control of all sorts, pet care. removing growth in concrete cracks...please add to such a list

Now the idea of permaculture is not universally known, I do not think you will convince anyone in the type of place where people are telling in few words that today they are looking for cute boots. Twitter is a great place for breaking news but not really for convincing argument. I would argue that convincing people using twitter is not likely. Make a list of the subjects which the average person might be interested in and write on these subjects...convincing arguments that moving farther down the permaculture path is a good thing.

This, of course, is just my opinion. Twitter might be good place to put pictures with encouragement to look at longer articles.

Oh one thing I have been wanting to say for a while is that the prepper community is one which would be interested in all ideas here. Please do not see that community as the gun toting survivalist only, many people are simply growing their own vegetables, saving seeds and storing foods. They would all like information on living not counting on things which must be shipped from afar.
 
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