I’m not worrying too much about followers for the time being. I belong to a few FB groups where I’m following everybody I can find, and I look through new followers to see if they write anything interesting.

I’m starting to get a feel for what sort of stories I like. And what I don’t. Some are fascinating, and some are fluff.

I guess the main criterion, apart from whether I’m entertained or charmed by a writer, is whether they can spark ideas for my nascent Zettelkasten system. I’ve got 28 more days before I have to stump up the cash, and I’m hoping that I can:
A. work out how the hell it works, and

B. Get some practical benefit out of it.

If all goes as planned, I should be rattling out fabulous stories by the dozen, and I won’t care about attracting followers; I’ll be beating them off with a stick.

There’s one model I’m seeing a lot of, and that’s the “take in each other’s laundry” circle. I write some rubbish, all my followers read it, I read their rubbish in turn, and we clean up.

That sort of thing don’t scale, but. After a while I’m spending all my time reading rubbish so that others will read mine, and while it might pull in a few dollars, is that really how I want to spend my life?


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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