I posted the best, top nine, on Instagram, from Hermetic Library in 2021!
Two of those snuck onto the list in the last week, so I ended up having to re-make that graphic, like, three times. Which is funny because as I was making it the first time I thought to myself how earlier posts probably had a big advantage because they could collect more likes. Welp, okay, then. I jinxed it, maybe.
You can go back to last week’s newsletter
to compare the previous two years of best, top posts. There’s a distinct difference each year, for sure. (There’s also some definite overlap with this year’s top 5 from Tumblr!) This year, there’s only one propaganda poster, which have seemed to me, generally, incorrectly it turns out, the best performing posts.
Also, only two of the best, top this year are posts that are directly about content at the library. That’s a bummer, tbh. I mean, the reason for the account, all social media accounts, has been to try to directly engage people with content from the library.
I don’t know, really, what to do with that. I’ve kinda always known that if I were someone else, posting about something else, other than me posting about the library, probably, and apparently confirmed, I’d be a lot more popular. 🤷
I guess my hope is, if I continue to post the other stuff, that it floats all boats, so to speak, and also helps get the direct library stuff to people.
But, no matter how that goes, the only way I’m probably ever going to actually reach people that actively want to follow along is through this email newsletter. Social media is just awful as a tool to reach people. At least, that seems true for the way I use it, and, moreover, am willing to use it.
But, not to be a downer! These posts were fun! Crazy times when Bernie/Baphomit(tens), Stolas’ Daily Goetia Reminder, and Unicursal Pizza all seem to have been at least a decade ago, not simply earlier this year?! Plus all the other fun stuff that made and didn’t make this list!
Here’s to another new year of more success on social media for the library! (But, you know, also, consider helping me spread the word about this newsletter!)