Where we’re at in Week 9
Weeeell……We are up to date with the number of articles that we require (I think we may even be one ahead). I have an idea for another that I could possibly do while we wait for a couple of our twitter followers to reply to our tweets asking them to submit something.
Our last article was an interview with fellow Facebook page and food blogger Anthony, of Anthony’s Italian Recipes Just Like Grandma Used to Make. It’s a pretty in depth interview with him, thanks to Michael for organising that, and to Carmen for getting it all prettified on the Tumblr. We had some issues getting it up on Tumblr in the beginning so that it was all the right size, but it’s there now, so I suggest to anyone who comes across this, to go take a look. We have 29 followers as of this date on our Twitter account and 31 likes on Facebook – not as prolific as we would have hoped. The problem I’m finding on Twitter is that the people I follow, or the people who follow us are already in tight-knit communities of their own, and while they communicate frequently with one or two of their Twitter ‘friends’ (maybe they know each other in real life, I’m not sure) it takes a bit more doing to start retweeting and replying to people they don’t know. Some of them just ignore me completely when I tweet @them. Others ignore everyone completely and just repeatedly post links to their own content (to my mind, these people are spamming and their posts are starting to annoy me). However, there are a few who are promising (these are the ones I tweeted at asking for content, as I said above).
At RMITV I’m getting some more experience/knowledge of the social network phenomena/fact of life. Studio A has a new segment this season, in which we ask a social media question at the start of the show, and ask us to tweet answers during the show. We come back to it at the end. Last weeks question was ‘What should be the name of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby?’ The question is posted a couple of hours before the show, so we have time for some good responses. Now, I’m not the online producer, I’m just a humble camera op, but I will say this: Follow the twitter account ladies and gents and get involved!