/r/Esperanto is the subreddit of the day!
www.reddit.com/r/Esperanto is a huge hub for Esperanto, and today has been featured as 'the subreddit of the day'. Thus, it's growing a ton, so you should check it out! To learn more about the website Reddit in general and what 'subreddit' means, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PslHuzaZPEI
I think that's the same video someone shared on my timeline on FB. I had a hard time getting through it. I did sign up for Reddit recently and posted a few links. I can see I got a few upvotes... it's hard to see though what people are interested in.
Usually easy-to-understand memes, funny comics, helpful articles concerning Esperanto, and other such things get the most upvotes. The amount of love for niches vary
What people are interested in (and what is allowed or forbidden) is dependent on the subreddit. Some are very narrow with a very specific subject and moderators who control everything, other are rather lenient and will let anything go.
The best indication of what people like is the voting system : everyone can vote once (and only once) on each post and each comment, either a positive vote (upvote) or a negative vote (downvote). The higher the total score of a post (upvotes - downvotes), the more appreciated it is. You can order the posts of a subreddit by "top - all time" to see what were the highest rated posts in that subreddit, so you know what people like.
Nu, sxajnas ke mi ne bone klarigis mian heziton. En la nuna momento mi provas diskonigi mian kanalon de YouTube. Mi ne certas cxu la homoj vidas miajn afisxojn... cetere, cxu estas ia "netiquette" kiun mi devus sekvi tie (redditquette?) por ne ofendi la homojn - krom afisxi aux en aux pri Esperanto?
That's funny. I was just joking about the word "reddiquette" -- looks like I violated it by using Reddit exclusively to promote my own content. Shame on me.
Edit: reading your reply below, I think that's an element of my original question. When I say "it's hard to see what people are interested in" maybe I mean "It's not clear to me what it even means to "participate" there -- other than to post and read links that are sorted by the number of votes they get.
Well, there's an unwritten (or is it?) rule that as long as it represents less than about 10% of your contribution to Reddit, it is still acceptable. The idea is to prevent SPAM : people creating accounts for the sole purpose of self-promotion.
So I would encourage you to participate more in Reddit, especially in the sub-reddits where you posted self-promotion, to bring that proportion down a bit, and then, even if you do once in a while post links to your Youtube channel, no one should bat an eye at it.
Also, I do believe /r/Esperanto craves Esperanto content, so people may let you loose on that one rule there in particular.
I seem to be fortunate that someone called teokajlibroj has been posting links to my woodworking blog lately. I first noticed it when my daily hits spiked. Beyond that I don't see any real benefit. I'm not getting comments on my posts, nor corrections. (I'm certain my Esperanto is not flawless.)
To participate means interacting with the site in every way (that leaves traces, i.e. barely reading things doesn't count) : post comments, vote, post discussions (self-posts) and content. You may even just comment in your own posts and that would bring that proportion of self promotion down.