Five tips to attract more readers with a killer headline Writing a killer headline will help you get your blog noticed. That is what all the advice says. It is true it will. Some writers are amazing at this, I suck big time. My stats tell me that when people read my posts they like them. I just can’t get them to click on the post. So I started on a quest to read as much as I could and improve my headlines. Let’s go on this journey together, here are the five most important tricks I learnt.
When you make a life change, as I have, it is important to have a plan on how you are going to succeed in this. The first thing I did was look at the goals I was going to set myself. I then started thinking that if I could make a plan, it would be fun to have other writers on this journey with me. So here is where we start:
Where Has My Writing Passion Gone? I’m tired, not the I need an early night tired, but that bone tired. I ache all over and I have no energy left. My writing this week has suffered. I managed to publish two pieces last week. A new low for me. There was no joy in writing and no enthusiasm to try. Then I read this article from Tom Kuegler about his lack of interest in making Facebook videos.
Re-evaluating goals is important to all professionals. As some of you may have noticed, I have been missing for a few days. The reason was simple I was knackered. We have had a couple of hectic days and I wanted to chill on the sofa with a good book, rather than write. All writers need to chill and attend to their own needs sometimes. It is good to recharge your batteries. Over time I realised my goals have changed.
Make the time to show a writer some love. Interaction with writers is such an important part of growing a following on Medium. There are several ways to support your fellow writers on Medium. I am good at all of them except one. Commenting on people’s posts. I get so engrossed in the excellent content from all of you, I want to read more and more. So eager am I to click on the next story, I don’t comment half as much as I should. So first let me say, I’m sorry. Fellow writers your work is amazing I should comment more. For those new, to Medium there are so many ways you can show a writer love.
How to tag writers, appropriately. Tagging other writers in posts is an important way to help build your writing community. However, overusing it can be as negative for your engagement as positive. Tagging another writer will mean they will be notified of your post. Many will then interact and read your post, a good way to increase views. How to tag For those of you who don’t know, tagging writers is easy on Medium. As you type put the @ sign and then type the writer’s name. You can then click on the name, as it appears in the drop-down menu.
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