I blogged every day for a month. Here’s what happened.
Shaunta Grimes

Shaunta, great post. I’ve done the 30-posts-in-30-days effort a few times in my almost 14 years of blogging, and have always seen a huge increase in followers and subscriptions. Of course, even for those who write for a living, its not an easy task. Most of us have day jobs. But what i wanted to comment on was your strategy of identifying questions and providing help/guidance in areas where you have expertise: It may seem like a marketing stunt to some, but what you are doing is an important aspect of building and supporting community. You have created a pattern — a healthy habit, if you will — for sharing your wisdom and experience. As a result, you are extending your network while also helping people. If people didn’t agree with your answers, they wouldn’t vote your answers up in Quora, nor would they follow you on Medium. To those who might call this narcissism, they do not understand the fundamental value of social networks and community, where we may have selfish (or business) objectives that drive what we do, but we only achieve them if we actually add value. If you’re adding value, what do i care if you’re also building your list of followers and a massive mailing list?

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