The surprising results from publishing less than half of my posts behind the paywall on Medium. Recently I have been unlocking a large number of my articles. The benefits have been huge. So huge, I haven’t even thought of the money I have missed out on. In a moment of complete madness, I decided to set up a Medium publication dedicated to daily posts. These posts are written as a journal and include details of my writing journey. I also include writing tips and tricks I have discovered on my journey.
Flipboard made by dreams soar and then smashed them to pieces. Last month I published a post on ‘How to write your first novel’and the views went crazy in 24 hours. I started to gain the stats I thought I could only dream about. Two thousand views in 24 hours.
Simple methods to increase your following on any platform. It is not with a hint of irony I write this post. For many months I have been talking about the negative influence of social media. I decided a positive post was in order. Although I remain certain that we all spend too much time on social media. There are many positives to marketing your work that cannot be overlooked. In order to market your work successfully, you have to have many followers. In order to increase your reader count, you need to reach more people.
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?
I have been writing seriously for six months. I learn something new every day and I love it. Blogs are a place to read as well as write. It is like strawberries and ice cream you can’t have one without the other. Over the months I have moulded my techniques for my personal needs. With this advice, you can start to mould your writing to suit your routine and life. With these simple techniques, you will make your follower count sore.