My Medium Just Hit 1,000 followers, Here’s What I’ve Learned
A story of distribution.
As I sit here and reflect on the past year, I can hardly believe that my Medium account has just hit 1k followers.
It feels like just yesterday that I was nervously hitting the “publish” button on my first story, unsure of how it would be received.
But as it turns out, people were ready and willing to engage with my thoughts and experiences, and my following has grown exponentially as a result.
One thing that I’ve learned through this journey is the power of consistency.
When I first started posting on Medium, I would go through phases of being extremely active and then taking a break for a few weeks.
I quickly realized that this inconsistency was hurting my growth potential.
So, I made a commitment to myself to post at least once a day, no matter what. And it paid off.
Not only did my following start to grow, but I also found that my writing improved as I was forced to come up with new and interesting content on a regular basis.
One of the exciting accomplishments that I’ve achieved on Medium is the success of my ebook. I’ve sold 17 copies on the platform, which is a great achievement for me as an independent author.
How I Went From Newbie Writer To Published Author
I’m here to tell you that it’s not as hard as you might think.
Not only did it help me to generate some income, but it also allowed me to reach a wider audience and share my ideas and experiences in a more comprehensive format.
I also want to mention that I’ve got 19 loyal supporters on the buymeacoffee site. It’s a platform where people can support creators with a small amount of money.
This support is crucial for any independent creator, as it allows them to sustain their work and continue to create valuable content for their audience.
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I am deeply grateful to those who have supported me and my work, and I will continue to strive to create valuable content for them.
Some tips for newbies
Medium is a community and the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.
I found that commenting on other people’s stories and responding to comments on my own stories helped me to build relationships and gain exposure.
In addition, finding and joining relevant publications or communities is a great way to get your work seen by a wider audience.
I found that when I submitted my articles to publications that were a good fit for my content, I would see a significant uptick in views and engagement.
Lastly, be open to feedback and don’t be afraid to experiment. Medium is a platform that is always evolving and what works today may not work tomorrow.
So, be open to trying new things and experimenting with different formats, styles, and topics.
Another key aspect that helped me grow my following on Medium was utilizing the power of storytelling.
People are naturally drawn to personal anecdotes and relatable experiences, so I made sure to infuse my writing with personal stories and examples.
This not only made my content more engaging, but it also helped me to build a connection with my readers.
An important tip for newbies on Medium is to optimize your headlines and tags. The headline is the first thing that people see when they come across your stories,
So it’s important to make sure that it is attention-grabbing and accurately reflects the content of your stories.
Additionally, tagging your stories with relevant keywords will help them to show up in search results, making them more discoverable to potential readers.
I would highly recommend utilizing the analytics provided by Medium to track the performance of your stories.
This will help you to identify which stories are resonating with your audience, and which topics or formats are driving the most engagement.
By using the data to inform your writing strategy, you can optimize your content to better align with your audience’s interests and preferences.
In conclusion, my journey on Medium has been filled with many exciting accomplishments, including hitting 1,000 followers, selling 17 copies of my ebook, and having 19 loyal supporters on buy me coffee.
These achievements are a testament to the hard work and dedication that I’ve put into my writing and are a reminder that anything is possible if you’re willing to put in the effort.
I hope that my experiences and tips will inspire newbies on the platform to reach for their own goals and achieve their dreams.
Until next time, I’m Zohvib. Ciao for now! 🖤
If you’re feeling inspired and benefiting from this read, would you mind “buying me a coffee” to show your appreciation? Your support is invaluable, and it motivates me to continue creating content that connects with you.
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