Have you ever created an article that was excellent, fine tuned it to perfection, released it...and got 100 views (or less!). If so stick around as @francescoxx is trying to help fix that!
Francesco has done quite well on Twitter (40k followers!), on DEV not as well.
I have done quite well on DEV, on Twitter, not so well (55 followers 🤣)!
So Francesco came up with the idea of repurposing his discord server as a space for content creators to collaborate.
The idea being that we would support each other, comment on articles and videos, share them (if appropriate to your channels) etc.
At the same time looking for opportunities to collaborate on content so we can "share the load" and give each other a boost.
That way I can like and comment on Francesco's content and share it, he can do the same with mine and for the sake of 30 seconds of out time we can boost each other massively!
The idea is to have hundreds of people doing the same building a mini "content promotion" and support network.
If you are hoping to make content creation a part of your process for finding a job, or maybe even make it your whole career, this may be the boost you have been looking for!
With over 300 members already it should become quite lively once a few of us start interacting there!
Take DEV as an example.
If your article gets a few early likes and shares it will get noticed in the feed.
So more people will read it and end up sharing it. So it gets more views and likes etc.
Once you get to about 100 interactions you are high enough up the week feed to get noticed after the initial 18-20 hours in the main feed so you get more views etc.
So the idea is to help you start the snowball effect!
Plus it helps to have multiple channels to promote content on, so linking with people who use social media channels that you don't use is a massive bonus (as you can't manage every social media channel option if you still want a life!).
At the moment, just create content and be active in helping others promote their content.
You don't need a big following (in fact that is Francesco's whole idea, to help those of us with a tiny following (like me!) build up our follower count!), but great content that is well written / well produced is obviously a must!
Ideal for people who have put the ground work in, refined their message and or production style and are producing great content, but just want to get a more engaged audience and a bigger reach.
It isn't my server so I can't really set any rules, but from a personal perspective I will happily invite you if:
- you have written / produced content consistently for at least a few weeks.
- The content is well formatted / well produced.
- That is it!
Whether it be videos, twitter threads, on other platforms etc. It doesn't matter. As long as it is decent quality come join us!
Leave a comment below with a link (or links if on multiple platforms) to your stuff.
Francesco doesn't hang around, I have seen his follower count sky rocket over just a few short weeks (after putting the hard graft in at the beginning I might add, something he is trying to help us to avoid!).
At this point the server is quiet and it will be easy to get noticed, take advantage while you can and come say hi!
There are a few of you who are "in the back pocket" as well where I am just waiting to see if you post regularly and consistently ( @posandu I am looking at you!).
But at the same time I am sure there are loads of people who write who I have never interacted with...so shout up in the comments!
I look forward to seeing if we can build a community that cross promotes, collaborates and helps each other! See you all there!