Recently I’ve set up a few social network accounts for Mo’ Themes Baby. Namely Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Dribbble, Pinterest and Behance.
A first surprise was Instagram has no iPad app just mobile; the next was how hard is to share artwork made on iPad to my Linux laptop and Android phone; another one like Pinterest doesn’t let you upgrade your profile pic on web just inside the app; the Dribbble app doesn’t let you update your profile nor upload posts; Pinterest can’t take a https://morethemes.baby url just www.morethemes.baby; when adding a photo on Behance the photos from the iPad folder are doubled; and so on.
Then I’ve posted around 25 artwork on each network with the #wordpress #themes #brutalist #websites tags, without following anyone, just to see if I can get traction at the very first move.
And the results after a few days are: Instagram 4 followers and around 30 likes; Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Dribbble, Behance – no reactions at all. All Instagram reactions were done by bots; Facebook since then is trolling me with messages to boost my post for money to be visible.
Is it really worth it?
The work to unsubscribe from email notifications was more than the benefits. At the first sight all these are a time and money sink instead of being useful tools.