Welcome to 2014, the year that you create your blog and take your existing one to new heights! Do you use Reddit to participate in discussions, or upload content? If you have content, but you are not uploading it to Reddit, then here is one of your first lessons for 2014.
What is Reddit?
According to the guys and gals at Reddit, it is a source for what’s new and popular on the web. Users like you provide all of the content and decide, through voting, what’s good and what’s junk. Links that receive community approval bubble up towards #1, so the front page is constantly in motion and (hopefully) filled with fresh, interesting links.
Does that really serve Reddit justice? How would you explain Reddit, as unlike other “social” sites, Reddit is a simple, old-school sharing site, with a lot of crazy/bored people…and that’s what makes it special!
Submitting to Reddit:
After creating an account, anyone can submit content to a sub-Reddit, although each one has its own rules. Some allows users to share links, while other (it appears to be the minority) only allow sharing of text posts. Also, be aware that there is a posting limit (per day) to limit spam.
To sum it all up, you can catch this short video.-“A list of the best stuff people are reading”.
So why should you use Reddit? First of all, it takes less than a minute to upload content. Pick the Reddit’s that you want to post in and share the content. It should be noted that you cannot upload, for example, 3 links in 1 minute. Once you uploaded the first time, there will be a wait period of just under 10 minutes, at which point link number 2 can be shared.
- It’s easy-there is no hassle with Reddit. Just pick a group that fits your post’s niche and get it live to see if your content will become part of “a list of the best stuff people are reading”.
- It’s fun-like all social media, it helps to give and take. Don’t expect to upload your first link and have it get to the main page of Reddit (the most popular content), although it is possible if you have got A+ content. So how is it fun? Interacting with other Redditers is usually fun, and is a great break from a stress-filled day.
- People read-one of the biggest problems of Facebook groups and other social media groups is that there are 1000 different people uploading, and no one reading. With Reddit, the main idea to signing in is to read! People want to read, all you have to do is give them something worth reading (sounds easy, no?)
- Karma-readers and fellow sharers can see how active you are in participating in discussions, and voting on other content. Now you can be noticed for how much you participate, and not for how much you share. If you are tired of the same old spam-filled social media groups, then getting content onto Reddit should be a match-made-in-heaven for you.
Why else should you use Reddit? I am sure there are other reasons, just like each person has their own reason for reading a certain newspaper and not another. You choose or will start using Reddit, because (you’re supposed to share your reason!)…