The Political Scrapbook project started out as one and then several websites not connected to any social media. Readership grew very slowly, limited to a few family, friends, and colleagues.
To boost Scrapbook readership to the level I hoped it deserved, I started posting updates to a dedicated Facebook page politicalscrapbooknet. Then I tried paid advertising to "boost" my websites on Facebook. After a while, I then tried direct political advertising on Facebook, off and on for several months. As of 3 Jan 2022, @politicalscrapbooknet has 706 likes and 716 follows, down from 742 likes and 754 follows in June 2018. After the midterms, it was 746 likes and 761 follows on 9 Nov 2022, but some paid advertising in November and December boosted that to 761 likes and 785 follows by 29 December.
Later I tried tweeting from Twitter politicalscrap1. I tried a Twitter paid advertising promotion to boost traffic to my Facebook page and Scrapbook websites. As of 4 Jan 2021, @politicalscrap1 has 5 followers; by 11 May, it had soared to a dizzying 7 followers, where it remained on 3 Jan 2022. After the midterms, it was 9 followers on 9 Nov 2022.
For the convenience of users of my Facebook page, I post daily lists of my Twitter tweets on my Facebook page.
Eventually I concluded that although social media was a good way to preach to the choir, it was not effective at reaching persuadable undecided voters, so I discontinued paid advertising.
This page contains political observations linked to websites with more information. https://www.political-scrapbook.net/about.html
@politicalscrap1 highlights political news and links to posts on https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet indexed https://www.political-scrapbook.net/social-media.html
Indices of top posts by various criteria:
Indices of top posts by "original content" - measured by word count after removing metadata and http: and https: hyperlinks - and "impact content" - word count * popularity.
Indices by topic.
Complete lists by categories; "boosted" means "paid":
Indices of popular tweets:
Indices of tweets by topic:
Lists of all tweets:
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Visitor count for this page starting 7 Dec 2020:
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