How To Grow A Ridiculous Following On Any Platform (Including Medium)

Tom Kuegler
Oct 9, 2018 · 5 min read

Creators I’ve come to love from platforms like Medium, Instagram, and even Twitter are flocking there only to create sub-par content.


1. “Package” The Content Better

The picture beneath the headline isn’t a stock photo, there’s no use of headers or pull-quotes, and paragraphs ramble on past 4–5 lines to form massive content walls.

It’s honestly a small tweak that takes maybe 5 minutes to implement. Just make more paragraphs, pull more quotes, and create more headers.


2. Be Patient As All Get-Out

I look at this as a game, though. I love figuring out a platform and failing my way to success. I love seeing the numbers go up and up. In other words, I just like being creative.


3. Write About The Right Subject Matter

The audience is here — it just might not be here in droves. You’re going to be marketing your posts elsewhere anyway — might as well “house” them in a place where some of your audience already is (instead of on Wordpress).


4. Meet Your Idols — Then Become Them

I just don’t think you’re ever going to REALLY be successful somewhere if you don’t know the top players or at least try to be friendly.

It’s not 100 percent needed, but reaching out to other A-players can really speed up your growth on any given platform.

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