How to beat the crowd and stand out in any niche
Truth is: every writer wants to stand out their voices heard (at least in their own niche). To attract an audience for art is a common craving amongst wordspinners.
But here’s the thing: there are usually (too) many people clamouring for attention in these niches. This way most of them go unnoticed.
Yes, there are writers never heard of.
And, It’s not that they are not good but they are just down the pecking order.
These Writers continually churn out great pieces but they remain unknown.
I was like that some years ago. I was writing great pieces but like the proverbial stone in sea drop, nobody seemed to read them. I’d write a good story but when I shared it online, I’d hear nothing. Just crickets!
I was left confused and discouraged even to the point where I contemplated quiting.
But then one day I realized that to get heard I must stand out from the crowd of Writers in my niche. I must be different.
Does this sound familiar?
Well, I’ve got news for you — you can stand out too.
First, I want you to know that: Writing, in fact, Art is meant for EXPRESSION not SUPPRESSION.
Yes, you write to get read. Writing is incomplete without readership!
How do you get to express when you don’t have a following?
How do you build an audience for your writing?
To do that, you need to:
Be prolific or
Be so good that you can’t be ignored.
This is what the law of Remarkable is all about.
THE LAW OF REMARKABLE
The law says that for a mission-driven project to succeed, it should be “remarkable” in two different ways.
First, it must compel people to remark about it who encounter it to others.
Second, it must be launched in a venue that supports such remarking.
I call this:
The Law of Standing Out
APPLICATION OF THE LAW
To apply this law to your creative endeavor, art or work, you must do three things:
1. Practice continually:
For you and your writing to stand out, you must practice continually. This has a two fold benefit. Firstly , you it ensures that you learn your craft. Practice they say makes permanent. What you do on a daily basis becomes your life. Secondly, it ensures that you constantly create and nothing ever beats consistency. Thus, continuous practice ensures that you remain in the know and in the business of creating.
2. Evolve with trends
The best way to be prolific is to be relevant. When you evolve with trends, you carry with you the audience along. This ensures that you have a readers base that is up to date and current.
3. Build a wide network
To stand out, you need to be known and to be known you need to know others. This is the whole point of building networks. A wide network of people would feed your writing with ample readers constantly.
You can’t stay under the radar, work yourself up by being prolific. This Will enable you get the attention you and your work truly deserve. Be remarkable!
Originally published at Amoson Writes.