The weekly Scoop is our opportunity to tell you a little more about what goes on behind the scenes at On Pasture; you know, “the inside scoop.” So this week we want to share something interesting that makes us ask the questions “What is it that our readers really want,” and “How do we do this again?”
Morgan Hartman’s latest article “Breeding Matters III – Inbreeding vs. Line Breeding” went viral, or at least viral by On Pasture standards. When we posted it on Tuesday, along with the other 6 articles for the week, things were pretty normal. Then, on Tuesday, lots and lots of people started reading it and that continued on through the rest of the week. That one post got five times the views an article typically gets in one week
Where did all these readers come from? Facebook. Now, even if you’ve liked On Pasture on Facebook, you may not always be seeing our daily post on your news feed. That’s because Facebook only shares our post with a small percentage of the folks who like our page. If you “like” or comment on On Pasture posts, you’ll see them in your news feed. If you don’t, you won’t. BUT, when folks start sharing a post, things get interesting. And that’s what happened with the Facebook post we put up about Morgan’s Inbreeding vs. Linebreeding article.
Why are we telling you this? Well, first we’re asking, “Do people really want to know a lot about breeding?” If that’s what you’re telling us, dang, we can do that! We’re here simply because we want to give you the information you need to be successful. So tell us what you want.
Second, we thought you’d like to know that sharing is one of the easiest ways you can support On Pasture. If you like an article and want folks to know about it and On Pasture, click that little share button at the beginning of the article. Then you can click on the envelope to mail it to a friend. You can click on the “f” for Facebook to post it on your page, or use any of the other social media links that appear there. (There are several, and we don’t know what they all are, even though we probably should.)
Thanks so much for reading, for sharing, and for being part of our community!
Kathy and Rachel