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  • Vocal Spotlight
    Published 3 months ago
    Creator Spotlight: Nathalia Ramos

    Creator Spotlight: Nathalia Ramos

    Nathalia truly does it all—since joining Vocal, she's proven to be an incredible writer, actress, and political scientist. Talk about a triple threat! Her political stories have educated us on candidates and their policies arguably more than our local news ever did, encouraging us to learn more and stay informed. Her stories reflect her vibrant personality and charisma, which have made us big fans of her stories over the past few months. Nathalia is one our most passionate creators so we wanted to learn more about what inspires and shapes who she is. Here's her #VocalSpotlight.
  • Dr. Megan Babb
    Published 3 months ago
    How I Used Facebook to Earn Over $2,160 in One Week on Vocal

    How I Used Facebook to Earn Over $2,160 in One Week on Vocal

    Megan has been a creator on Vocal since July of 2019. Thanks to the compelling stories she creates and the way she uses Facebook to find her audiences, Megan’s gotten hundreds of thousands of reads on her stories and has seen her earnings spike. We asked her to share some of her advice to help you learn to do the same.
  • Vocal Spotlight
    Published 3 months ago
    Creator Spotlight: Daisy Louise Carter

    Creator Spotlight: Daisy Louise Carter

    Daisy has been a creator on Vocal for quite some time now and every time, her stories have inspired us to be more adventurous and brave in unexpected ways. Whether she's talking about dreamy getaways or unique experiences, her stories are always a good way to take a mental break—something that we could certainly use, especially now. We wanted to learn some more about what inspires her travels and mindset so we got to chat with her and ask her some questions. Read below for her Creator Spotlight.
  • Vocal Spotlight
    Published 3 months ago
    Creator Spotlight: Mark Wesley Pritchard

    Creator Spotlight: Mark Wesley Pritchard

    Our creators are the ones who inspire us to provide a platform that rewards creativity and coming together over shared passions. Mark Wesley Pritchard has been part of our community for over a year and has since helped us foster this idea of coming together through his powerful stories. From interviews with some incredible cosplayers to raising awareness on human rights, he continues to inspire us here at Vocal. We got to sit down with Mark and learn a bit more about him in this Creator Spotlight.
  • Justin Maury
    Published 4 months ago
    To Our Creative Community: What We Want You to Know

    To Our Creative Community: What We Want You to Know

    We’ve been exceedingly lucky over the past three years to have fostered a platform built on the values of rewarding creativity and coming together over shared passions. You, as creators and as our partners, have made this possible with your support and your sense of community, and we expect to continue helping you share your stories with the world for a long time to come.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 4 months ago
    How I Started Averaging Over $2000 a Month Writing on Vocal

    How I Started Averaging Over $2000 a Month Writing on Vocal

    Are you a creator? Of course you are; I assume that's why you're reading this. If you're not a creator, then become one, because it's super fun. But the point is if you're reading this, you saw the title of this story, and you decided that you want to make a truckload of money by writing for Vocal.
  • Vocal Spotlight
    Published 4 months ago
    Creator Spotlight: Sierra Vandervort

    Creator Spotlight: Sierra Vandervort

    We've quickly become huge fans of Sierra Vandervort. Her energy and positivity shine through all of her stories, inspiring us and other creators to live a more mindful life. From lunar studies and meditation to stories about the best ways to uncover a city's true charm—she's given us plenty of stories to choose from when it comes to picking a favorite. Sierra has also already impressed our Challenge judges for Locals Only, scoring second place with her story, "A Local’s Walk Through New Orleans’ Hippest Neighborhood." We were thrilled to learn a bit more about her! Enjoy her Creator Spotlight below.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 4 months ago
    How We Choose What Stories Are Featured as Staff Picks

    How We Choose What Stories Are Featured as Staff Picks

    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram to see that Vocal shared another creator’s story? Or maybe you were reading our Staff Picks or Vocal Verified roundups, and you wondered to yourself, “How do I get my story featured?” Every creator has been there—after all, isn’t that what we all want? To be recognized for what we create and have more people see our work?
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 4 months ago
    5 (Specific) Tips For Increasing Your Vocal Reads Using Social Media

    5 (Specific) Tips For Increasing Your Vocal Reads Using Social Media

    One of the more commonly asked questions by Vocal creators is how to use social media to increase your readership, and to drive up your overall reads per day. And while there's a lot of very general advice out there that talks about making your titles pop, or how you need to get images that make people stop scrolling, that isn't very actionable.
  • Vocal Spotlight
    Published 4 months ago
    Creator Spotlight: Fatima Elmusbahi

    Creator Spotlight: Fatima Elmusbahi

    Fatima has been a constant source of inspiration for the Vocal community. Her poems have given us an inside look into who she is, what she stands for, and the positive energy she radiates. Being vulnerable and opening up isn’t always easy, but she’s taught us how powerful it can be, and how one can truly find strength in their words. We’re excited to see her continue to explore storytelling through her poems and beyond. We got to chat with Fatima to talk about her journey as a creator, and what she’s looking to work on next!
  • Lizzie Davey
    Published 5 months ago
    The Post-Publish Checklist for Promoting Your Vocal Stories

    The Post-Publish Checklist for Promoting Your Vocal Stories

    You’ve just submitted a story you’ve been working tirelessly on for the past week. Every word, image, and concept is polished to perfection and you know that it’s going to be your key to success.
  • Vocal Spotlight
    Published 5 months ago
    Creator Spotlight: Neal Litherland

    Creator Spotlight: Neal Litherland

    Neal has been part of our community for a while now. His love for storytelling goes way back—from newspapers and magazines, to short stories, novels, and tabletop roleplaying games, he’s done a little bit of everything a time or two. Since joining Vocal, his stories have captivated many, but especially those in our Gamers and Geeks communities. Neal is what we could say an RPG extraordinaire, and has shared this, and many other insights, through his stories on Vocal time and time again. We had the opportunity to learn more about him and his passions and are excited to share this with you.