Getting Banned From a Subreddit
…and other thoughts on Medium promotion.
I have tried several experiments to see what other communities would be interested in my posts, but this is the first time I’ve been banned from anywhere.
To be clear, today I shared the following post on the funny subreddit.
We at The School Bored always want students to be inspired to go to public school down to their innermost core. The…medium.com
Typically if a reddit community down votes a post, that subreddit is declaring they believe the post doesn’t align with the subreddit. In this case I must have violated one of the rules.
I also sent out the link to a homeschool group on Facebook and from Twitter as well. There is also a BuzzFeed questionnaire linking back to the Back-To-School Scent post.
A lot of that link sharing was to see what promotion worked and what didn’t. With a potential of reaching 9 million readers (28k online) this message was a resounding nope.
It isn’t like Medium is set up to help me financially benefit from getting views, but I still like to give posts a chance to see the light of day versus the easier path of silent publishing.
What are your thoughts on Medium article promotion?
Has anyone else been banned by a subreddit?