With my new 'take the pressure' off myself plan for 2014, I took some time to see if all the efforts I've been going to have made my social presence anything of note. This article in Writer's Digest 2014 Yearbook gave me these benchmarks along with lots of other goodies. I assume this is the author's opinion and nothing really scientific but it's interesting.
Twitter followers? You need 5,000 to be notable, 15,000 to be very notable and 50,000 is impressive.
Blog page views? 20,000/month to be notable, 100,000 to be very notable and 500,000 to be impressive.
Have a newsletter? 5,000 subscribers to be notable, 20,000 to be very notable and 100,000 to be impressive.
Have some self-pubbed books for sale? Sell 2,000/month to be very notable, 6,000 to be very notable and 15,000 to be impressive.
What did I learn from these interesting numbers? I'm not very notable. I've read some recommendations on how to make a big splash on Twitter and Facebook, a viral book campaign to up your numbers. Not something I'm comfortable with. I spend a little time each day on those two media giants and try to blog three times per week. I'm making contacts and friends, and that's enough note for me.
So do you make the notable level or perhaps you're even impressive? Do you have a newsletter or subscribe to author newsletters?
If you're not already my friend on Facebook or Twitter, I would love to connect to you there.