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?
The advice to ignore and the advice to follow. I have read all the articles on tips and tricks to increase your followers. None of them has worked. I now ignore them completely. I have already broken one of the golden rules. So how do you improve your writing experience and gain followers? Break the Rules
It is dishonest and gets you nowhere. Why do you follow people on Medium? Is it so they follow you back? Is it because you like their work? Is it because they are your friend. On all social media, I follow for three main reasons. I like the writer’s voice. I enjoy their work and gain insight from reading their views. They have reached out to me and I value them as a friend. Not all, have I met in person, but still, I value their involvement in my life. I’m looking to build a community and interact with like-minded people. This works on other social media. I don’t use it on Medium. I never follow, unfollow.
Write for your followers, not for the instant gratification of claps. I’m sorry to say I haven’t found the magic algorithm to Mediums partner program. No one understands it, which makes it such a thing of mystic and wonder. It’s what makes it so interesting every month. I have had articles with 100 claps earn more … Continue reading Claps Are No Reflection On Your Writing
Having set the challenge to increase my followers by 1000. I have become obsessed with checking my stats. Today I noticed that in two hours I had lost one follower. Just one follower, but to me this one follower became the most important person to my blog. Before you all worry about the level of my sanity I went from 941 to 940 it was very noticeable. If only I could ask that 1 follower why they had unfollowed? What post made them unfollow?
10 Methods That Added Genuine Followers to my Twitter. Recently I decided that to increase my reader count, I needed to reach more people. My method of doing this was to increase my twitter followers. I started searching for tried methods to increase twitter followers. Not For Me One of the common ways to increase followers is … Continue reading How to Increase Your Twitter Following
I was a fiction writer who wrote non-fiction. This is how I changed my writing journey. If people asked, I always said, I am a fiction writer. I started on Medium in March 2018. Up until last month, I had only written non-fiction articles. I have read all the articles on tips and tricks to … Continue reading How to Change Your Writing and Gain Genuine Followers