Distribution: The advice is “Go wide not deep” even as the audience for LondOntLife is siloed, localized to London Ontario
What we are pondering.
I want, simply, to draw the cartoon and share it. Managing all this is a drag.
Where you can find us
- Twitter: @LondOntLife Following? About:450
- WordPress: Londontlife.ca Following? About:7
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/londontlife/ Following? About:50
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/londontlifer/ Following? About: 20
- Anyone on Tumblr?:
- RSS: https://londontlife.ca/feed/
- Flipboard: almost ready
- Mastodon?: no specific address yet
The distribution from Twitter is the heart of this question.
Twitter is my “open”, “free”, “accessible” distribution platform. Twitter was the easiest way to do this. Anyone could pick that up and share it again. Twitter has this “What’s Happening” periodic email of Tweets. We haven’t noticed any trouble with the Twitter feed at the moment. No loss of follows though more DM’s from pretty young women who want to be my friend. We haven’t noticed anything awful coming our way, but the whole thing is unstable right now. We won’t be buying any blue ticks, and Musky doesn’t need my money. We recognize you may choose to not continue there. Or anywhere.
I have the blog at WordPress and a store for the books. The site registration costs money, but that isn’t the issue. There is a Mail subscription option where the blog post is sent to your personal email. I don’t need or want to collect a googolplex of email addresses for any reason. I could go back to posting each cartoon as a single blog post at WordPress and it can then be shared to Twitter and Facebook.
Verifying the blog as source will post from WordPress to Mastodon. The question for Mastodon is audience and at focusing the account to redistributing the cartoons. Possible? The blog is on the web. I see this as an unfair burden on Mastodon but we haven’t figured everything out out there.
The RSS feed. You need a Feed Reader app. We are trying out NetNewsWire on IOS. It’s free. What is posted to the blog goes to the RSS feed. A copy of the blog post gets fed to Facebook or Flipboard. The same as what would go to Mastodon or Tumblr.
Instagram can’t share to others. It works as a destination, but not a transit station. The blog can’t share directly to Insta. I can share a Tweet or a Flipboard flip though, in IOS sharing. Tedious :-) and always delayed.
Facebook as above. It is hard to move anything outside the garden, but internal sharing does happen. The Facebook page is posts from the Instagram and things from the blog.