Hey Medium, Can You Help Me With My Marketing
My writing is entertaining. Someone at Medium must think so, I get pieces curated all the time. But I am an idiot at marketing my own work.
Help. I mean it Medium. Really. Help. You like my articles, or blog posts or whatever the hell I’m supposed to refer to the clusters of words I write on here as. But I am dying a slow death of pennies in the reads department. Why am I invisible? Invisible and read by only 612 people in the last 30 days. I am a pathetic self-marketer. Knowing how to change that just seems too complicated.
Maybe there should be a mentorship program for people like me. People who aren’t of the current generation but still have plenty to say and have a healthy, snarky outlook on life.
Or create a buddy system to pair people who love the written word but are not good at promoting themselves on social media with people struggling to write coherent sentences, but are social media gods.
Pair people who know a bit about grammar (without using an app to correct their grammar, often incorrectly) with new English writers who have a gazillion followers on Twitter. I don’t even have a Twitter, nor do I really know why I should.
Take people who know where to place a pronoun so the antecedent to said pronoun is recognizable, and pair them with someone who can convince them of the value of spending time in the netherworld of Tweets and Instagram posts. Someone who knows how to generate these magic wands of internet wizardry and can help me, the writer, draw in the crowds to read my well written posts.
Help me with the hard stuff someone. Someone who needs my help with this other stuff, this stuff of writing. Someone who has knowledge of that other stuff, the stuff of promoting writing. Come and work with me to better us both. I can guarantee laughter and creativity, and a bit of sarcasm to make it worth your while.
Let’s teach one another. At least until I figure out how to get people to give me their email addresses. And then you can help me figure out what to do with that information.