I’ve been asked by a couple people for advice on getting more commaful followers. Now mind you, I’m a little crazy, hehe, :) but I do have a lot of followers. So here is my advice.
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So without further ado, here are my tips for increasing your number of followers.
Write what you know. I know mental illness, and self harm. I write a lot of pieces on that because I can draw from personal experience. It creates more natural flowing work.
Raw. This is my favorite way to have my work described. Not pretty or flowery, but raw and real. With real emotion, and real pain, or real love.
When you can, do the daily challenges, but only when you have a good idea, don’t force yourself to try and write what you aren’t comfortable with, at least not right away.
Reach out to your followers. Thank them for their comments. Always remind them that you are grateful for their readership.
Follow back your commentators. We all want to be followed. I haven’t told people till now, and sometimes I forget to. But I try to follow back people who comment.
I figure it is the least I can do.
This is piece that I myself am not good about, but read other peoples work.
I have two young children and tons of emotion to get out, so I don’t read nearly as much as I should, but when I hit a mental block, nothing inspires me as much as reading another great piece.
Grammar check, and spell check. This isn’t always easy, especially if English isn’t your first language. I am fortunate that it is mine.
For help on this, let me know if you would like me to look over a specific piece you’ve written. I will offer constructive criticism if you want.
Variety. Try to mix it up some. My follower number stops to grow when I write too much of the same type of piece. I try to do nature, anxiety/depression, spiritual, love, advice, etc…
Last but not least. Don’t give up! I only have 7 twitter followers. I’m on allpoetry.com, and have a few more. But not many. If Commaful isn’t your thing perhaps another site will be.
But it also doesn’t happen overnight. So persist, don’t get discouraged. Commaful is where I found my voice. I hope it is where you can find yours too.
That’s the best advice I can think of at the moment. I hope that it helps some people. As always, thanks for reading!