In a recent post I outlined the 6 different types of social media. In this post we will go more in depth on social news sites and how they play into your tribe building strategy.
Social news sites let people post various news items or links to outside articles and then allows it’s users to “vote” on the items. The voting is the core social aspect since the items that receive the most votes are displayed the most prominently. The community decides which news items get seen by more people . The most popular are Digg and Reddit.
Last week when we discussed social bookmarking sites, I pointed out that there was a right way to use them and a way that is a complete waste of time. This week, I only have one thing to say about social news sites – they are a waste of time.
There are many sites that constantly chase getting high ratings on the various social news sites, but for you as an author it is a complete waste of time. Here’s why:
Spending a lot of time chasing social news traffic is always a waste when building a tribe. There are much better places to spend your time marketing yourself and your tribe.
Joseph Hinson is the president and owner of Out:think Group, a firm that helps authors build their platforms, connect with readers and sell more books.
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