Social media has become even more important during the lockdown, and now is a good opportunity to review my accounts. I monitor them during normal times, but usually don’t have time for much analysis. So let’s have a look.
Twitter: I currently have 5000 followers, but this has been in steady decline for some time. Yesterday, 31/05/20, my followers number fell below 5000 for the first time since June 2016! The decline has partly been a result of several Twitter purges, but I do get some ‘reactive unfollowing’ from time to time, since I sometimes post political material, and not everyone agrees with it! Hopefully the numbers will remain stable, but only time will tell.
Facebook: at the start of lockdown my Facebook friend numbers went down a bit, because things were a bit emotional over people’s responses to the situation, but now they have recovered and are on the increase. 569 is the current total.
LinkedIn: I don’t post very often on LinkedIn, although my blog posts go there. My connections have been steadily increasing in number, and are currently at 980 (which surprised me).
So Twitter is my main concern at this point, and I will be looking to get some more followers. I always follow back, but that on its own is no longer an incentive, it seems. My aim will be to attract interest by more interesting content, and less politics, because my sense is that is generally a turn off at the moment!