From tips and tricks to product updates and inspiration, explore our resources to learn how to grow as a Vocal creator.
Tips And Guides
10 Ways Entering Vocal's Broken Mirror Challenge Can Make You a Better Writer
So, you're interested in writing a horror story for the Broken Mirror Challenge? Diving into the horror genre can do wonders for your writing skills. Not only will you learn to create a spine-chilling atmosphere and develop strong, relatable characters, but you'll also master the art of suspense and pacing. Horror writing encourages you to explore psychological themes, experiment with narrative techniques, and craft impactful endings. You'll become more resilient to feedback and improve your ability to engage readers emotionally. Ready to take your writing to the next level? Let's review the elements that define the terrifying world of horror fiction together.Vocal Curation TeamPublished 14 days ago in Resources
How to Motivate Your Readers to Support You
When it comes to showing their support, readers have the option to subscribe, tip, or pledge to your profile. Each of these features works differently, so let’s sort out the differences between them before we go any further.
How to Engage Your Readers and Subscribers
Vocal is proud to be the network you chose for sharing your stories and finding your audience, but we know that engaging with that audience may not be second nature for you. With the help of these three strategies, you can bolster the connection between you and your audience to keep them coming back for more.
How to Bring Your Twitter Followers to Vocal
As crossposting becomes more difficult on Twitter, it’s important to let your followers know where they can find you and read your work. Vocal isn’t on Twitter’s list of banned social media networks (yet), so you’ve still got time to introduce your followers to your stories and convert them into loyal readers.
Why You Should Cross-Post Your Medium and Substack Articles on Vocal
We’re committed to helping creators grow their readership, which is why we encourage creators to cross-post their work on Vocal and offer easy-to-use tools to link back to your original publication.
How to Link Your Social Media Accounts in Your Vocal Profile
As a creator, Vocal is just one tool in your arsenal to grow and engage your audience. Posting on Twitter, Instagram, and other socials is a great way to bring your stories to new readers—but it goes both ways. Linking back to your social media accounts in your Vocal profile lets your audience keep up with you and engage with your brand.
How to Bring Your Instagram Followers to Vocal
You’ve put in the effort and built an active, engaged audience on Instagram. Pulling those followers to Vocal is just a matter of letting them know what you’ve created and where to find it.
The Vocal Community Reacts to Roe's Reversal
The constitutional right to an abortion—granted to all U.S. citizens in 1973 in the case of Roe v. Wade—was overturned by the Supreme Court on Friday, drastically altering the future of health care and bodily autonomy in the United States. The Vocal Team recognizes and acknowledges that this is a deeply complex ongoing conversation, and many groups are divided over this issue. While some are celebrating, others are grappling with feelings of hopelessness, confusion, and grief due to the Court's decision. To aid our community, we have created a list of links and resources to inform and facilitate ongoing discussions around the subject of abortion rights in the U.S.Vocal TeamPublished 9 months ago in Resources
Vocal Stands with Ukraine
As chaos, fear, and tensions mount during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, people all over the world are looking for ways to help. We've all found ourselves talking about this war with friends and family, and there's a big reason for that: those conversations bring visibility to the things that matter and make room for change. They allow us to hope and imagine a future where peace, unity, and safety are accessible to everyone.Vocal TeamPublished about a year ago in Resources
We've Updated Our Community Guidelines: Here's What You Need to Know
Vocal's Community Guidelines are the policies by which we protect the Vocal network from hate speech and misinformation, as well as set some standards for quality and professionalism of content.Joshua Luke Johnson
How To Edit Your Published Vocal Stories!
It happened again. You spent five hours writing the perfect Vocal article. You got so excited by the fact you finished, you accidentally hit "submit for review" before deleting any spelling or grammar mistakes. Or maybe you did check for mistakes, but you missed a couple in your editing session. If only the article wasn't locked while pending for review - you could take them out right now!Kathryn Milewski
How to Use Facebook to Build an Audience and Community
I was a writer on other blogging platforms until I discovered Vocal. I made the switch for good once I realized the extent that Vocal will adapt to support and enable creators of all skillsets to write about virtually any topic in any format their user-friendly editor allows for. On top of the apparent visual and structural advantages to the site, Vocal doesn't limit creators with a paywall like other self-publishing sites—allowing writers, photographers, and even brands to make unlimited amounts of money from the content they create. More reads and engagement for creators means more exposure for the company, creating a win-win-win scenario for readers, writers, and Vocal itself. I find one of the most helpful and rewarding aspects of Vocal to be how effectively their platform inspires a sense of community. This feeling of unity and togetherness is what inspired me to take it one step further and create the Vocal Media Creators Hub page on Facebook.Aamir Kamal