Moving on from my original DA pitch, I’ve worked towards creating a more simple idea that can incorporate feedback and increase engagement resulting in better results for myself as a researcher. In this scenario, the most difficult part of this process was trying to find time to record a few episodes of my podcast series and it became increasingly difficult when I was struggling to write notes on what to talk about, which was due to a lack of motivation and attempting to research for different sources. Instead of trying to find time, I decided to switch my focus from podcast to Reddit. I’ve had great success using Reddit previously and thought it would be perfect for what I am aiming to achieve.
Now, obviously Reddit is a huge platform and has been around for a significantly long time, longer than most social media platforms. It was because of this that my engagement and feedback was quite good compared to other posts on the subreddits I chose to post in. I have done two posts so far, one in r/gaming and the other in r/NBA2K. I began with a post in r/gaming, asking a general question about micro-transactions and if they’re good or bad.
I had some decent engagement with this post with around 15 comments from different users with their own unique opinions. The second post I made was much better with around 30 comments and even gave other users the opportunity to have conversations with others regarding micro-transactions in the NBA2K series.
The feedback that I received from my posts gave my the utmost confidence that this project will be a success and with consistency and good content, I believe I will thrive on this platform.