WordChazer: 12/30/2014 - 02:41 PM
Sounds like it could be a good idea, cazort. I guess reddit works like many sharing social media sites, you give shares, and you shall receive shares in turn.
Hmm, this may be a misunderstanding of what I said.
I actually think Reddit does not work this way. I think it is a place where the quality of the post, and specifically, the relevance of it to the subreddit in which you share it, is more important than anything else.
I also think that being active in a subreddit, and sharing other people's works, are two different things.
If you do nothing but share your own posts, you will probably be labelled a spammer. But if you show up and share a single item, and it's your own item, and it's an excellent match for the subreddit you post in, and people eat it up, you can get a ton of traffic!
I think reddit is a site where refraining from sharing low-quality work, or posts that are a less-than-ideal match to the communities you're sharing in, is really important. Contrast this with twitter where you can dump a bunch of stuff without much negative consequence. Even FB and Google+ are more like this.
I also think that, because the up/down votes are anonymous, reddit is a place where there is a lot less "tit for tat", and a lot less networking / relationship building. It's more about the popular sentiment towards each individual item (and towards each individual user). Sharing individual users' items may please those users, but on reddit, that has little effect on how the subreddit community feels about you...what matters is whether you're sharing items that the users like.