My social media experiment is still ongoing. A week without posting articles on social media, while asking people to subscribe my RSS feed, has yielded
practically zero engagement on Twitter (except for the article on Drizzle article, which was reviewed by other people and then shared by my reviewers),
very much non-zero engagement on Mastodon (where some of my followers have apparently been subscribers to my RSS feed for quite a while).
This doesn’t surprise me much: evidently, the habit of subscribing to feed sources via RSS comes more naturally to citizens of the Fediverse.
One nice upside of the experiment is that I have been enjoying content written by others more. My aggregation of about 20-or-so feeds, followed via Aggregator, gives me about 1 to two notifications new post per day, and most of those I find truly enjoyable and insightful.
I will now progress to phase II in my experiment which is to throw new posts out via RSS and Mastodon, but not on Twitter.