7 Tips for Writers on Vocal
Some habits I've picked up after two years on the platform
I first joined Vocal about two years ago, drawn by the contests and the prospects of winning cash for my writing. In that time, I have really enjoyed experimenting with different genres of writing on the platform and sharing what I know about topics that are fun and interesting to me. I've picked up a few tips along the way that I think could be helpful for any Vocal writer...so whether you're new here, or just looking for a few common-sense methods of improving your writing and readership, I hope these ideas are helpful for you!
Choose a Niche
Choosing a niche is essential to success on Vocal. You want to write about topics that you are knowledgeable and passionate about. This allows you to create high-quality content that resonates with your readers. When you choose a niche, you should aim to be specific enough to stand out but broad enough to attract a large audience. For example, instead of writing about "travel," you could focus on "budget travel" or "off-the-beaten-path destinations."
Write Quality Content
Writing quality content is important to succeeding on Vocal. Quality content means that your articles are well-researched, well-written, and engaging. When you write, you should aim to provide value to your readers by sharing your knowledge, insights, and experiences. It's important to proofread your work and ensure that it is error-free and easy to read. Additionally, a catchy title and a compelling introduction can make all the difference in attracting readers to your article.
Consistency is key to building a following on Vocal. You should aim to publish articles on a regular basis, whether that is once a week or once a month. This helps you build a loyal audience that will look forward to your next article. When you are consistent with your publishing schedule, your readers know when to expect new content from you. This consistency can help you build trust and credibility with your readers.
Use Social Media
Social media is a powerful tool for promoting your articles on Vocal. You should share your articles on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and encourage your followers to read and share them. This helps you increase your visibility and reach a wider audience. When you share your articles on social media, make sure to use relevant hashtags and tag Vocal to increase your chances of being seen by a larger audience.
Engage with Your Audience
Engaging with your audience is important when building a following on Vocal. Responding to comments on your articles and participating in the Vocal community forums helps you build relationships with your readers and create a loyal following. When you engage with your audience, you can get feedback on your writing, learn what topics they are interested in, and create a sense of community around your content.
Participate in Challenges
Participating in challenges is a great way to gain exposure and connect with other writers on the platform. Vocal often hosts writing prompts, contests, and challenges that encourage writers to create content around a specific theme or topic. Participating in these challenges can help you push yourself creatively, improve your writing skills, and gain more exposure for your work.
Building a following on Vocal takes time and effort. It's important to stay positive and keep writing, even when things feel tough. Celebrate your successes along the way, whether that is reaching a certain number of views or receiving positive feedback from readers. Remember that building a following takes time, and success is not always immediate. By staying positive and persistent, you can achieve your writing goals on Vocal
In conclusion, becoming a successful writer on Vocal requires a combination of hard work, consistency, and passion. By choosing a niche, writing quality content, using social media, engaging with your audience, participating in challenges, and staying positive, you can build a loyal following and achieve your writing goals.
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About the Creator
I'm a wife and mom, and this is my creative outlet. I am experimenting with lots of different writing styles and topics, so some of it is garbage, and I'm totally fine with that - writing is cheaper than therapy. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Lindsey! I've been reading your work ever since I joined Vocal two years ago. I really enjoy your writing for its clarity and relevance. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for what you do and for the helpful reminders in this article! :)