My last two posts--which had no podcast--quickly accumulated about 50 thumbs. It takes about 30 right away to get visibility on BGG's daily front page of blogs (which then has a positive, snowballing effect). Now I post the podcast folks have been clamoring for, another 100 Great Games episode, and it languishes at a couple dozen thumbs, invisible to the front page. I'm not begging for thumbs here, I'm asking a question about BGG-as-social-media:
Do the actual podcasts get fewer thumbs because folks naturally want to listen to them first before they give a thumb or not (and then it's hard to remember to come back, I know)?
Or is it that a short post--even just an announcement that more podcasts are coming!--is easy to read & thumb immediately, because you're happy about more podcasts?
(As I've said on-air before: Please don't thumb the podcast if you don't want to. But also don't forget to thumb it if you like it! It helps my visibility and lets other people discover it in the first place. Thanks.)
Mark Johnson's occasional and opinionated podcast, Boardgames To Go, now has its own blog on Boardgamegeek.
18 Aug 2014
- [+] Dice rolls