You guys may not remember this but I’m actually part of this great podcast group and whenever I’m not shirking my podcasting responsibilities, I annoy them on Twitter and try to steal their insights. I’m not the best… This time, after Remy for the Lily Garden showed us his really awesome view counts on twitter a few weeks ago, I tried to get all the advice I could out of him. Leth or Lethargic Ramblings, if you’re nasty, also kindly joined in to give me a few pointers. As the conversation turned out to be really interesting to me, I asked if I could share it with you guys.
So please enjoy our innominate podcast random chat logs. This is not at all a super easy way for me to get a post….
Remy teach us how to get your views!
Hmmmm?! I don’t get much. I’m actually on a downhill slope atm
Was temporarily boosted since Yuri Nation gave me a shout-out, though…Will head to a stall and talk about pretentious trends after I finish looking through these accounts that may or may not need extensions on debits, though
If you write about visual novels: forget having high views unless if you beat others to the punch. Sometimes the creators have noticed my reviews and retweeted which caused more exposure but probably shouldn’t count on it. Episode reviews: 1st or 2nd episode reviews of a series tend to do best since people want to get a small sample. Episodes with lotsa impact and twists also do well. People either want super detailed posts or short to-the-point-content. I think. I never really got the hang of episode reviews. Top 5 lists: be zany. Write about unique topics to stand out. I think it’s hilarious when someone is super serious about something silly and maybe others do, too. Writing about older series: hit or miss. They’re either tired of reading yet another post about Sailor Moon or Dragon Ball or they love it. The marathoning post I had on CCS was pretty popular but it was ptobably because Tone: my voice in that post was goofy as heck. Don’t be afraid to sound silly in some posts and serious in others. Different content probably require different voices.
Oh, and posts disguised as information dumps on popular shows seem to do well. People still want to know about the secret relationship between “Ange” and Princess as well as the Buddhist imagery and symbols in Houseki no Kuni and Ikuno’s secret in Darling in the FranXXX
Focusing on subtle things the series or studio purposefully only allude is popular I guess. They see the signs, wonder if they’re going crazy, and try to confirm their beliefs by looking online.
Please don’t sue me if none of these “tips” work
I try to do that with my Steins;Gate posts…although not purposefully I guess
goofy voice you say?
Those are some nice tips
My rant-y posts always do well it seems. Because people love rants. I’m pretty sure my most popular post was a rant actually
Actually no, my most popular post was my Guide to Elitism, which is the only post I’ve ever done in that “style”
I wanted to do more of those but couldn’t think of any others that wouldn’t maybe upset people
The elitism guide would make a good YouTube video actually
And then sadly my “best” post (in my opinion) is like my least popular 😀
(Which is why I’m hesitant to continue with that series because I’m afraid people won’t be interested)
Do you know what post would do really well, in my opinion?
A copy paste of this conversation (ED- Irina you sneaky little devil…)
Hahaha – Probably
If you want to make it happen I am okay with my foolish words being shared
Mmmm rants are good, Goofy as in silly headers and stuff. Idk. Not as stiff and formal?
Goofy with silly headers definitely works. – It’s probably why that elitism guide did so well
Yeah – my chubby chaser post mostly got play on the title I think
By the way Remy – I didn’t get to clap back up there with your humble “I don’t get much views” but the views you posted a few weeks ago were super impressive.
Yeah Remy, for a text blogger you got some good views
Wow, that Google docs post looks great (ED – He’s talking about basically this post – the google doc with all our avatars in it!)
It’s like a video game!
Awww well, thanks, you two. Those really are the best of the best I have to offer though. My posts usually are much lower in viewcount.
Guys did you know Twitter is the most relevant video game?!
I have the same issue Leth – all my FAVORITE posts – never get much attention
I’ve actually posted about that a lot – the posts when I whine about my favorite posts not getting read get a lot of views though…
And even still Remy it’s very impressive!
I was actually talking about those monthly views you twitted out a few weeks ago
those were all your views for the year and they were kick ass
kick behind…I’ll censor that
I generally think “kick ass” is okay
I still have NO clue why I censor myself
Tbh I think all cursing is okay
But I’m probably alone
xD – I’m Scottish
Twitter is totally a video game. I hear you, Irina.I just know my most recent post is gonna bomb and I’ve come to terms with it. I just had to get it out there though. Maybe the other bloggers really relate to your plight, Iri! I think we all do!
I try to tone it down though because I’d like my writing to be more approachable
Yeah we all do for sure!
You say that about all your posts Rem
Ohhh that stat screenshot. Forgot about it, oops.
but I’m thinking some of them do ok
Hmmm some do. But we all get awarded (should happen more tbh just saying we work hard)
Such is the nature of the written word sadly
People want video essays now instead of essays
Hahahahaha guys I’m dying
So um – I added everything in, wanna call it a collab?
And scene! Did you guys enjoy this at all. It’s literally just an excerpt from a random chat log. The rest of the team actually have some truly amazing conversations while I’m asleep. If You ask nicely, I bet they would be willing to share some!