When you say, “sharing my early work with folks in my social circles,” what exactly do you mean?
Karen Kilbane

I highlighted my favorite line from the post and used the Medium share button to send to my Twitter. I also posted on Facebook to my friends. Sometimes, if the post was topical, I would also post it on a small community I frequent. If you belong to external communities who are interested in what you write about and it’s kosher to post your own work there, go for it. You’ll teach them something and broaden you audience.