Advice For New Writers
I created a Medium account in January of 2022. I didn't post a single thing in the first 30 days due to reading too many articles on what not to do when starting. I eventually said "fuck everyone" and just started typing.
Three days later, I had 32 followers by following a step-by-step process. How did I get 30 followers in 3 days with no writing experience? I saw one of those follower hack guides. The author had a bunch of valuable tips. Here are the ones that worked for me.
Keep It Brief
Short writing forces you to be precise. Because our thoughts are usually abstract and all over the place, our writing tends to be the same.
Tell Personal Stories
There are a lot of self-help books these days that follow the same formula: Tell a historical story, then draw lessons from it.
Assume your reader doesn't know what they're reading. People live busy lives. So we can't expect they'll see what you're trying to show them.
Stop Blogging Start Writing
Writing is as much a skill as an art. You are blogging when you write in your private journal. Forget blogging. Start writing. Write regularly to help you discipline yourself in your craft.
Write for Publication or Create your Own
I contribute to three publications, two of them being my own. Writing for a publication is the easiest way to get more eyes on your writing with no extra effort.
Have you already reached your first 100 followers? How long did it take?
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