5 easy tips on how to run a successful writing blog

by me, a fool

this is not going to be academic, im tired of essays

1. run a queue and post on schedule

people like schedules! it gives them a set time to come back to your blog. that doesnt mean only post on schedule no no, do things for fun on ur own bonus time

but u should post a set writing thing on schedule! that way u look competent 

2. post on schedule as often as possible!

try for once a week for bigger chunks of writing, once a day if you’re posting smaller things, character info sheets, worldbuilding info ect

but crow writing something for every day?

i did five prompts a day by myself for a year straight. i only gave in and got co mods when i was working full time, about to go on a vacation, and in the middle of a health crisis. this is me, someone with physical disabilities, chronic pain, untreated mental illness, and irl conflicts

if you want to go far, commit!

3. don’t write just for the sake of being popular

i know, it looks like im contradicting myself here

but if you’re only posting just to get followers, you’re going to burn out way before you get anywhere! i started this blog because i wanted to write more! and i made it good because i wanted to be successful! these r not mutually exclusive motivations

make sure u enjoy what you’re doing, and make sure ur willing to work for it

4. commit to a theme

i run in darker, character driven prompts w a magickal element to them

sure i stray from time to time, but that’s the general mood i work for, cross genre! witches? superheros? gay shit? i use the same mood lighting. if you’re all over the place you’re not filling a niche and r only going to get stray people who r also very confused following u

don’t worry if u dont have a theme starting your blog- it’ll come to u as u practice!

(4.5- do something different! something that immediately catches the eye! for this blog, it’s definitely the use of neopronouns. this can be hard to do in writing so it doesn’t get it’s own category D:)

5. get started!

you’re never going to be 100% ready. just do it!  god knows i like to pretend the first 100 pages or so of my blog dont fucking exist. it’ll come to you as you keep going

bonus-

have your own bulk tag (crow content) so it’s easy to track ur shit

engage w your followers! sure being a blog that produces just content after content is cool and streamlined and v professional, but it’s the personal connection that inspires loyalty

don’t be too nice! you’re a person- turn down requests you don’t want to do, set limits w yourself so u dont get burned out. for a while i did every prompt request i got right away, and then i stopped because it was too much work. It’s fine to change ur limits!

you’re going to get anon hate. decide how u want to do w that early (i usually ignore or post recipes) 

be patient! followers trickle in at first! it takes a long time to grow w any kind of stability

edit- also, don’t expect interaction. at all. u r a content creator, not a friend.

Hello, I was wonder if you can help me with some writing. My teacher has assigned me to write a 55 word story. And I seem to be having trouble, the stories either come out too short or too long. Some come out rushed as well. Do you have any tips? I’ll be really thankful if you answer to this, but you don’t have to. Thank you if you do answer and I hope you’re having a nice day/night.

55 words is super short so i can see why you’d have problems

55 words is not enough for a beginning middle and end- but it is enough for a tiny amount of exposition and a reveal. have you ever wanted to have a super dramatic heel face turn for a character, but didn’t want to write the 50 000 words of pre-story to get to the scene? nows your chance! Write just the reveal.

(later on maybe you can take that chunk and work it into a bigger story- jsut like a writing prompt :D)

 This is just a general thing but I think it needs to be said

never worry about how mary suey your characters are. Never Never.

Literally any character can be amazing. Look at one-punch man- the premise is literally ‘the strongest man alive  is now bored b/c he’s too powerful’. But it’s good.The author put work into other aspects of the character and the plot and it became a fully fleshed out story.

Make your characters as wild as you want. It’s okay. You’ll flesh them out as you go