Turtleboy App Is Coming, And Here’s Why Your Suggestions Will Or Will Not Work
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Here’s some ideas people have thrown out there in order to help us out with our Facebook problem and why they will or will not work:
Private page. There is no point for a private page. We use Facebook to disseminate our content to as large an audience as possible. A private page requires us to manually approve all members. How would we know if the people gaining access are friend or foe? We couldn’t. We’d spend all this time vetting people, it would be incredibly small and time consuming, and it could still easily fall apart if the wrong person got in.
Create an email subscriber list so that I get an email every time you publish a blog. This already exists:
It’s right on our page. We have 1,200 people currently signed up.
You should create your own website. This one boggles my mind. Newsflash – we have our own website. You’re on it right now. It’s called Turtleboysports.com. We just use Facebook to share our content because everyone’s on Facebook. It’s insane and kind of scary that people have become so brainwashed and reliant on Facebook that they believe that if it’s not on Facebook it does not exist.
Use Instagram and Twitter. Our Twitter account with 15,000 followers was recently taken down too. Our new one has a couple thousand followers. We have an IG but never use it. Regardless, these are not ideal sites for sharing content because of the way they’re set up. With Facebook the most commented, liked, and shared pages your friends comment on show up on your newsfeed. People find Turtleboy this way and like and follow our pages. But that doesn’t happen with Twitter and IG. Additionally Twitter and IG have a fraction of the users that Facebook as, because Facebook is a monopoly. They have no real competitor. Thus we could never build a sizable following using those platforms that’s worth investing our time in.
Use Youtube to broadcast the Turtleboy Live show. Once again, we have grown our audience on Facebook because random people browsing their feed come across our page when people like, comment, or share our content. During the TB Live show if you comment or like it, everyone in your friends list sees it. Then they start watching and the audience grows exponentially. It’s why we have 20,000 listeners every show. However, people do not go on Youtube and randomly have our show pop up. They have to make a concerted effort to go to it, which means our audience will be much smaller and cannot grow that way.
Make an app. We are. We recently hired someone to build us an app which will be downloadable on mobile devices so you can go directly to our page without having to use an Internet browser or Facebook.
Stay tuned and thank you for supporting the Turtle.