Give the people what they want and they will likely come back for more and stock around
Do you have a favorite writer? The person might post on Medium or a different publication. They could also be an author or novelist.
If you do have a favorite, you probably look forward to their next story, book or publication. Maybe you are one of their superfans.
What is a superfan? For me, it is somebody who enjoys your content, who supports it in some way, and who is excited about your next project.
Being a superfan or having superfans can be a positive thing. It doesn’t have to have a negative connotation, unless one side develops an unhealthy obsession with the other and we don’t want that.
A lot of writers are successful because they have a core group of superfans that really encourage and propel the writer forward. That’s very true.
Writers crave regular fan engagement, for reasons beyond just income and sales. There is validation when you have fans and followers that believe in you and want more of your content.
How can you develop superfans for your written work?
Here are some suggestions:
- Let your superfan know that you have new content. Sometimes the writer may not get an alert of your new post. If you know that they seem to be a big fan of your content, let them know about it.
- Give the superfan what they want. Well, what do they want? For whatever reason, your fan or potentially superfan likes what you are creating or likes the idea of how you present yourself. Either way, it seems like a good thing. Just keep writing about your world or lifestyle.
- Embellish the world and life you live. Okay, I’m not suggesting a world of lies and deception. You don’t have to pretend that you are a super-spy hellbent on saving the planet from a racing, raving lunatic madman. If you are, that’s perfectly fine…