Are You Still The Number One Fan Of Your Written Content?

Darrin Atkins
2 min readFeb 27, 2024

If not, a change could be in the cards because you should be your biggest cheerleader

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Who are your fans?

I mean, seriously, if you were forced to write down a list of your most dedicated followers, who would be on that list?

I certainly hope that your own name would be at or near the top of that list.

How can that be?

Well, it makes sense to be me.

I am my own number one fan. It’s true, and I am not ashamed to admit it.

I care about my work. I want the best for it. Every day I hope to find success and to connect with an audience.

During the days when feedback is low or non-existent or people are just plain busy, I know I have to go outside, in a manner of speaking, and say “Extra! Extra! Read all about it.”

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How about you? It takes work to build an audience and sustain it.

Imagine that you work for a newspaper like in the old days. I remember being a subscriber and I also worked for a few newspapers after college.

How did they get new subscribers? They did a lot of hard work. Some employees called people to get subscriptions started over the phone. Sometimes they would give out a free subscription. Other times they would advertise on the radio.

What did the local newspaper offer? Well, they had exclusive local content that you couldn’t get from the television news or the national papers. That certainly helped them survive for a long time, until the internet showed up and changed everything.

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Your Exclusive Content

What are you doing every day to increase your subscribers, also known as fans or followers? Your great content may not be enough. You might have to try other things on a regular basis to develop your fan base.

Lastly, consider whether or not you are providing exclusive content. Make sure you have a reason for your readers to stick around and come back for more. Keep interacting with your top fans and do everything you can to remind them of what you have to offer to entertain them.

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Darrin Atkins

Medium writer and content producer. Tips and ideas for writing success. Suggestions for you to make more money this year. Ways to get inspired to write more now