I have been writing for Opensource.com since August 1, 2016—one year ago today. I created a table (in LibreOffice) of my social media analytics and the results are below.
My first article, on Open Source Graphic Design was, by far, the most popular (it was even a Top Ten!). Branding, video and pets trailed way behind, and Open Source Death took a holiday.
My article on Open Source Star Trek was most popular on Reddit and tied with Open Source Pets on LinkedIn.
Facebook was the the most popular social media channel and Reddit the least. Twitter numbers do not appear, but it could be a result of the order of icons. The share buttons descend from Twitter, to Facebook, to LinkedIn, to Reddit and then Google+ for anyone who uses that.
Open Source Novel Writing (Bibisco) scored low, but had unusually high Likes.
My conclusion is that tech articles do best on tech sites (duh!) and that Facebook still seems to be the favorite social media channel (without knowing the Twitter numbers).
These articles are linked here.
|08/01/16||Expensive tools aren’t the only options for graphic design (and never were)||2687||407||5||166||52|
|09/20/16||Star Trek: Inspiring people and their tech since 1964||85||44||70||76||3|
|09/30/16||Tools for writing the next bestseller||73||22||2||95||0|
|12/28/16||Best of Opensource.com: Art and design||50||7||0||71||1|
|02/02/17||A look at 6 iconic open source brands||177||18||7||81||4|
|02/10/17||Lessons from a brief career in open source||64||41||4||85||6|
|02/14/17||Unleashed: open source tech for pets and animals||126||44||8||36||0|
|03/14/17||Open source in death and beyond||50||20||0||23||0|
|03/31/17||2 open source Adobe InDesign scripts||24||17||0||38||0|
|05/30/17||Tinkering with OpenShot for video editing||106||8||0||29||0|
|07/25/17||A left-handed software user’s plea||78||7||4||20||19|