Stats can show how good your SEO and headline is, not just your readers and views. This is how For many writers, stats are about counting numbers. However, they are so much more than that. There is so much information you can collect from studying your stats if you know what to look for. Medium is an excellent platform to do this on, as they show such thorough stats for every post. To show this I have chosen four different posts. You will see from the stats that I am not the highest earner on Medium. Whether you have a following of 200 or 200 000 the stats can be analysed in the same way.
Today I sat and watched a man put his smartphone before his baby girl. As a family, we have been on holiday at Centre Parcs. On the first day, we took our little one swimming. During lunch, I was sat people watching, my second favourite hobby after writing. Sat at the table was a man … Continue reading Social Media is Killing Family Life
How to market your work on Instagram and gain followers. The question that I am asked more than any other, by writers, is how do you share your work on Instagram. Well, I am about to show you what I do. Instagram is another platform that has a real writer community. It is also important to use hashtags on Instagram. Many of the same hashtags work, as on Twitter, although, I would also use #writersofinstagram.
Could Article 11 & 13 save us all? How many of us ignored our loved ones, to post on social media? Come the stroke of midnight on 2019 I was sat watching my other half try to take a selfie, with a snapchat filter. I had to sit there and wait for her to finish before … Continue reading Social Media is Stealing Your Soul
How to write consistent content that attracts followers. As important as it is to attract readers with an eye-catching headline and first sentence. You then need to provide content that will engage. The first thing to consider is that you have to deliver on the headline that you wrote. This is why it is considered good practice to write the headline after the content. Personally, I get more engagement on articles between 3–5 minutes long. You might find your readers are different. It is worth analysing your stats to see the ideal length of a post. This length might vary, depending on the subject matter you are writing about.
Facebook groups are a valuable asset to writers. However, be a community member, not a drop and run writer. So recently I have found myself moaning about fellow writers. Last week I wrote a post about how selfish writers are. I will put the link at the end of this post, for anyone who may have missed it. I don’t like this side to me, but some things need speaking about. I promise after this no more moans.
I decided, for the majority, to keep this post-light-hearted. I could write all day about poverty, famine, racism etc. These will always rank at my highest level of hate. However, in the spirit of making you all smile. Here are the 40 things that drive me nuts, in no particular order. People who don’t thank … Continue reading 40 Things That Burst My Boiler