Recently I received an email from one of my newsletter subscribers. She told me, she would be leaving my newsletter. It was a pleasant friendly email, where we agreed to keep in touch through emails. The reasons for leaving my newsletter was because she wasn’t a Medium member so wasn’t reading the posts I shared. This led me to think how limiting writing for Medium is. When we pursue one platform only we are limiting our followers to that platform only. So I went on a search for another writing platform. I expected to find a platform similar to Medium, but not as advanced. What I did find surprised me.
Six effective tips to break the dreaded writer’s curse. When I wrote my last post, before my daughter was born. I envisaged a couple of days rest. It had been a week and I had little inspiration to write. I have never been inflicted with writer’s block. Listening to other writers I know it happens, often. For some this has been a real problem. There are several effective methods to end writer’s block.
Step by step how to increase your productivity and increase your income. Ask any of the successful writers on Medium how to gain decent income, they all same the same, publish more. Over the last couple of months, I have been publishing twice a day and my income has increased. However, to reach the level of income where you can support yourself, you need to look at publishing 3–4 times a day. Not easy when you work full-time and have a family. So how do you reach this publishing rate and still have time to sleep? Since studying the big publishers I have come across a foolproof plan, which I will share with you.
The hack Instagram doesn’t tell you about. I am constantly looking at ways of increasing my reads, from external sources. This has become even more essential in the last month. I have written many posts on social media marketing, I will link these below. Instagram, for many writers, remains the platform writers do the least marketing on. When it should be in your top three. However, it is not always easy to embed links on Instagram.
Do you have enough drama in your life to write? Now before I start this post a disclaimer I love personal interest stories. I devour them with enthusiasm on Medium. So this post is not meant as a dig to them in any form. However, as I read these I wonder if I have enough drama in my life to write them. I came from a normal background. My parents treated me with respect and gave me a wonderful childhood. I have lived a drama-free life. Why write personal aspects in your writing?
How to minimise the effect of publications on your scheduling. Last week, I worked out a clear schedule for posting three times a day and increasing my impact on writing.
As professionals we can’t sit and think, I want new readers if we are not prepared to discover new writers. Last week I read a comment on one of my Facebook groups that asked: How do we increase our readership if all the groups are filled with the same people? It is a brilliant question. Within the groups I belong, the same group of names are always there. Not that this is a bad thing as I love the writers I interact with, in these groups. But, how do we get new people to see our work, especially as Medium is not great at pushing articles forward?