Very few writers succeed in getting the attention they desire. Most don’t get even a hundred shares or a couple hundred views for their content. Are they going wrong somewhere, are they in the wrong profession or are people just not interested in reading stuff?
People are certainly interested in reading stuff, as some writers make handsome money every month by writing about all kinds of topics. Whether or not some writers are in the wrong profession is for them to judge. What can be said for certain is that the writers who don’t get enough attention are certainly going wrong somewhere.
What Have You Done To Deserve Attention?
Writers are often audacious. They develop a penchant to write about controversial issues and they often display courage. But they are often coy when it comes to asking for or seeking attention. Many writers think that once they have written what they are supposed to or asked to, the job is done. Well, the job isn’t done. You cannot become a successful writer by the virtue of your writing alone. You have to go out there, showcase your work and invest time and effort to get the attention you are expecting or think you deserve.
Let us get one thing clear. The world is not waiting to find you. No one is on a quest to dig you up from millions of blogs and websites. You have to be found and for that you have to be out in the open, showcasing your talent and winning the attention in an increasingly competitive virtual world.
Overindulgent Writing: A Paradox?
There are three types of writers in the world. One, who writes everything that he or she is told to or asked to; two, who writes everything that he or she wants to; and three, who does a bit of both!
In every category, writers have a tendency to get overindulgent. When writers get carried away, it is a death knell. There is a simple reality writers have to understand. Everything one writes is not necessarily what the people want to read. Even if the topic is interesting, going on and on about something without offering some value or reward to the reader is not going to help.
Writers, like all artists, have to bear in mind what the audience might want. Sure, one should write or endeavor for that literary masterpiece but that cannot compel the readers to go through the years of mundane practice from the writer. Stick to the basics in the beginning, attract attention early, then provide rich, actionable content for your readers and your following will build.
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