Hey Mike, I just clicked on this piece (recommended to me in the daily email from Medium), and I expected to read how you got 5000 followers in just 6 months.
Would you consider letting us know what you attribute your popularity to? How much of it was your interacting (commenting) on other people’s work? How much is due to your posting frequency? Promoting your work in other places? Internal links to earlier posts? Other steps to grow a following?
Or would you say you’re writing is just that good (or that unique) that it draws followers in all on its own? A percentage of how much you attribute your tribe’s growth to each item might be helpful.
Now I’m going to go read some of your work!