Jack's Twitter Analytics for May 2021
Today I would like to go over my Twitter analytics for May 2021 and take a quick look at the 3 posts that did the best. I don't really talk about analytics and numbers on my actual Twitter profile but I'm hoping to make this a recurring feature on this blog.
As you can see from the picture above, my numbers from May 2020 were much different than what they are now. Back then I would stay on the topic of tech but I only posted and responded to people that commented on what I wrote. I didn't seek out big accounts and comment on their posts and ultimately that led to me not getting any traction. This obviously changes in the next few months but we'll go over that in a future installment.
I did the calculation and in May 2020, I was sitting at 68 followers. As of me writing this blog post, I am currently sitting at 30,800. This goes to show that even though you might be starting out slow, things can change very quickly.
Now let's take a look at what my top 3 posts were for the month of May!
#3. Choosing a font
This obviously did well because many people can relate to it. As web developers, we know how stressful it can be to choose the right font. Post relatable content and people will enjoy it.
#2. I just made this with CSS. AMA
When I posted this, I seriously had no idea it would do as well as it ended up doing. It was a picture I took when I was out with my wife and I wanted to find a way to keep it "in niche." The lesson here is, I could have just posted this and said "Hey look at this nice picture" and no one would have cared. I gave it a tech element (which is my niche) and people loved it.
#1. Does anyone who writes code care about fashion?
This post got a little controversial even though I didn't really think it would. I had some people get genuinely upset about it but many other people were pretty cool about it. When all was said and done, this ended up being my most popular post of the month, due to the conversation that it resulted in.
Many people commented that were into fashion and were very polite about the whole thing. I actually ended up connecting with a few people that were really great to chat with.
May 2021 was actually my most successful month on Twitter, and I honestly have no idea why. Twitter did launch the mass follow recommendation function that pops up when you follow someone, and I do think that resulted in quite a few more followers.
What this function does is basically recommend a group of other people that are very similar to the person you just followed. As someone who has a lot of engagement on Tech Twitter, I would be recommended with some of the top accounts.
I cannot see June 2021 being better than May but you never know! I'll be back next month with another analytics post!