A couple of my posts have gotten pretty popular and been shared around the internet quite a bit. But I didn't realize how widely they had been shared until I got a surge of views and reactions on an article one day, decided to google for its title and URL, and found a bunch of places that people had shared it.
To be clear, I'm very happy that people enjoy my writing enough to want to share it around! I don't want it to sound like I'm trying to track and prevent the sharing of my content, or anything like that. But I've found a couple cases where stuff I've written has sparked conversation, and I don't want to miss out on that!
(Also, let's be honest, the narcissist in me just wants to find out how much the world loves me. 😎)
Anyhow, I'm wondering whether anyone has found a good way to keep track of when articles you write are shared around without explicitly @ing you on Twitter or something. I'm aware of Google alerts, but (1) I've found them a bit unreliable, and (2) it would be kind of a pain to add a couple Google alerts for every article you issue.
Is there an existing solution for this out there? Any ideas?