I've been publishing articles regularly on subreddits to gain traction and open discussions. I don't have a large digital following or a well-known blog so Reddit has been great to me.
One of the articles I've written recently gained huge traction. It was 94 percent upvoted, was viewed 40,000 times and users left more than 300 comments. I think this proves my ability to write an engaging piece so I should feature it in my portfolio.
The problem is that I don't know how recruiters might view it. My personal account on Reddit has nothing but published articles, and the article could've been featured anywhere. Reddit is just a great place for me to be heard, like Medium or any other blogging tool.
I'll be sending my portfolio to digital advertising agencies and by default they care about numbers and engagement, but Reddit is an unorthodox place to put your work.
Is it professionally acceptable to link the article on Reddit to my portfolio? I want to provide proof that my copy is engaging.