I am going to say something controversial now and disagree with many writers that I admire. I don't believe that pinning a post to the top of your profile is a good idea.
As an editor for several publications, over the internet, I see the same mistakes from new writers. To attract readers, a good format is almost as essential as the written word. Without a format that attracts the eye, many readers will not read the whole post.
Readers will view articles on their mobile when they have five minutes. A format that appeals to both platforms is essential. I normally write the post, edit the post and then format it.
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Last week I was lucky enough to gain a viral post. I have had many posts reach over four thousand views, but none have achieved this is such a short space of time.
With my writing I often publish and then walk away, not getting back to the post until the children are in bed. It was the same with this post. When I looked that evening the post had already received over one thousand views. Over the next few days, the numbers kept growing.
At the time of writing this, the stats are as below.