Is Minds.Com Dying? The Search For A Free Speech Home.
I have been struggling with the search for a platform I can publish to, that will bring in exposure, new subscribers and have been trying many platforms. I have had a lot of enthusiasm and actively post on Minds.Com as a primary platform for my content. That enthusiasm is faltering.
I have tested so many decentralized platforms, and many of them SUCK. I am very happy with dlive currently and am actually making money there as a content creator, and I loved Minds for one reason… Exposure and organic growth. I have over 500 subs on minds. Unfortunately only 50 of them seem “active”. So for posts I want exposure from I rely heavily on tokens and boosts to promote my posts. I have seen increased traffic (though not amazing) from that exposure on the content I have promote. Videos I posted directly on minds got 300 to 500 views.
The #system seems pretty ineffective for organic growth. So if Boosts fail, then my activity on minds.com will change. I think I am going to change it anyway. I will post to MY OWN PLATFORM first. Right now I am preparing to set up an email list and membership system on my own Website. The answer to the search for a platform has been here the whole time.
My strategy going forward is changing. I am going to work more on developing my website as the 1 stop shop for all my content. I will use these other platforms to drive traffic to my website. I will use the site and resources I own to allow people who want to subscribe to my content to very easily find, view and consume that content. So in the next week I will be changing the way I get content out to my subscribers.
For those of you on DLIVE… I will still be very active there, and of course YouTube will still be my video hosting site of choice, but ALL OF IT WILL LAND ON MY WEBSITE. So once I get the email list up, ScottTheTruckDriver.com will be the place to find ALL MY CONTENT, in one place. This BLOG will be my social media presence. I will mirror blog posts on minds, to bring people to my platform. I am tired of playing by others rules, I have a thriving community that I am struggling to keep in touch with. I have sent you all over the net to find my content, promoting other platforms instead of my own. This needs to change. I pay for my website, it is time it became an investment for me. Sorry I fucked up all this time.
You will here more of this on YouTube and Dlive next week. In the meantime check my blog often, as I will be more active here than any other platform going forward.
You can help me spend more time and resources, upgrade equipment, pay for overhead costs like website and editing software and filming equipment in an effort to grow a channel. If you enjoyed my content or it helped you and you want to say thanks by supporting the channel. This is the best place to do it.