This post from Cory Doctorow has pretty much ended it for me:
This is just what Twitter has done as part of its march to enshittification: thanks to its “monetization” changes, the majority of people who follow you will never see the things you post. I have ~500k followers on Twitter and my threads used to routinely get hundreds of thousands or even millions of reads. Today, it’s hundreds, perhaps thousands.
My biggest project is Heavy Metal Email, and I usually hype my recent posts on Twitter with some fancy videos or the cool images I make. Then I’m careful not to include a link, since that’s frowned upon, and I just mention LINK IN BIO.
Well, in the past month, I’ve gotten less than 20 clicks from LinkTree.
And that’s from Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook combined.
So tonight I put out a new GOODNIGHT, METAL FRIEND mix (#32 right here) and I’m not going to promote it all via social media.
I’ve go a newsletter going out to 17 people at 8am tomorrow (subscribe here if you want). So they’ll get to see I have a new mix that I just released.
And I’ve now got 38 or so “followers” on Mixcloud, so those people will get notified of my new mix.
Eh, let’s see where it goes from there, because social media ain’t gonna help a bit!