How to market your work on Instagram and gain followers. The question that I am asked more than any other, by writers, is how do you share your work on Instagram. Well, I am about to show you what I do. Instagram is another platform that has a real writer community. It is also important to use hashtags on Instagram. Many of the same hashtags work, as on Twitter, although, I would also use #writersofinstagram.
How to write consistent content that attracts followers. As important as it is to attract readers with an eye-catching headline and first sentence. You then need to provide content that will engage. The first thing to consider is that you have to deliver on the headline that you wrote. This is why it is considered good practice to write the headline after the content. Personally, I get more engagement on articles between 3–5 minutes long. You might find your readers are different. It is worth analysing your stats to see the ideal length of a post. This length might vary, depending on the subject matter you are writing about.
Facebook groups are a valuable asset to writers. However, be a community member, not a drop and run writer. So recently I have found myself moaning about fellow writers. Last week I wrote a post about how selfish writers are. I will put the link at the end of this post, for anyone who may have missed it. I don’t like this side to me, but some things need speaking about. I promise after this no more moans.
An update on my goals and how I managed to complete 80% of them in six months. Last year, I set myself goals and then forgot about them. This year, I set the goals and kept them where I could see them every day. A constant reminder of what I wish to achieve. Last year I achieve 10% of my goals, this year is going better already.
Editing and republishing older posts is a brilliant way of keeping your audience engaged when you are busy. Have you ever had your job get in the way of your side hustle? Recently as we hurtle towards the end of the term, this has happened to me. Although I have time to write some posts, … Continue reading Revive Old Posts
Is lack of engagement, due to selfish writers, or are some of us not good enough? For the last week, I have been having an attack of confidence. Is this why my writing is suffering or are writer’s too selfish to support each other? You can make the decision about which is more likely, at the end of this post. For the last week, I have struggled with my writing. I have missed all my goals and hate the thought of sitting in front of a computer. Two things have happened this week. The first is the school, I am deputy head at, had Ofsted. For those outside education, this is the UK system of checking and grading schools. A stressful time for any teacher. As well, this week it was my little girls second birthday. Those two things have meant that writing has been my last priority.
It is always best to have a set routine when publishing a post. This means that you totally ensure that your post is ready for readers to view it. I have a set list that I work through. Once I have completed this I am assured that the post is ready to be viewed. There … Continue reading How to Use a Publishing Checklist to Achieve Success