I’ve been poking at Reddit for the last two weeks, learning how to promote the podcast without being a nuisance. For years, I tried convincing myself that I should be an active part of the community, so if something important like SH2BJ came up, I could promote it, and people will listen. I should listen to myself more often. Ah well.
Luckily, r/audiodrama is a welcome community that encourages creators to post a new link for every episode of their show. Unfortunately, that means that r/audiodrama is flush with show advertisements, drowning out most conversation. Can’t complain, though. People are seeing my link, which is more than I can say about some of the hidden directories I dredged up from the bottom of the Internet.
Actually, considering how much weight the other podcasts get, I’m doing pretty good on r/audiodrama. I’m currently number 9 on the ‘hot’ list, with 18 upvotes. Interestingly, I’m also number 2 on the ‘controversial’ list. A number of people must be downvoting me. Unfortunately, I don’t know why.
It’s possible they listened to the beginning of the podcast, weren’t thrilled, and voted down. It happens. But I suspect some people are see a manga that ‘doesn’t belong to me’, and downvote me because they assume I’m doing something illegal/unfair to the original author. It’s not true, but there’s no such thing as an educated gut reaction.
That’s okay. The negatives are welcome too, as long as the positives counterbalance them. Ain’t nothing wrong with headlining the controversial page. 😉