Friends vs. Public

One of the advantages of digital publishing is that you can learn a lot about your audience. I’ve noticed, for instance, that a piece that appeals to the people I know does not appeal to complete strangers, and vice versa. I’m not sure if this is just me, but when I get strong reactions from my friends on Facebook, I get nothing publicly, and when I get strong reactions from the general public, I get nothing from my friends.

It’s interesting to think about what this means.