Thanks for this excellent advice. Your strategy to boost followers makes good sense. The problem for many writers here is that we don’t have the massive amount of time to devote to this process. We barely have enough time to write, much less on a consistent basis — due to day jobs and work/life/family issues. Any suggestions for those of us who are time strapped?

I’m also wondering if you’ve seen an increase in earnings via the Partner Program relative to your increased followers and engagement?

Unfortunately, getting readers to engage outside of one’s immediate social network is like pulling teeth here — that is, unless Medium features and proactively promotes your article. But even then, there are no guarantees. That why I’m scratching my head wondering if all that time is worth the effort? I tend to think not.

Strategic communications consultant advancing social justice and corporate social responsibility | former career spokesman at U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred

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