What would you suggest someone whose starting a new drabbles/storys blog getting it spread around. Ive started a new blog and considering adding voltage fanfics as well.
Why am I being asked this like I’m a successful blog lmao
For real though, there are a few things I would recommend to get yourself out there and get some eyes on your work.
- The biggest piece of advice is probably the most simple: write, write, write! Even if you’re just starting out and don’t have many followers (or you have none at all) you have to produce content to be successful. Don’t wait for requests to come in. Come up with your own prompts, or look at ask memes here on tumblr. You know, the ones that have ‘which character would do x…”. You don’t have to sit around and wait for others to interact with you. Without your writing already out there, how will people know what your writing style is or what you like to write about?
- Another important aspect is to not be afraid to interact with other blogs you like! Don’t be overbearing of course, but don’t be shy to send in asks or reblog posts from other drabble/fandom blogs you like. If you’re browsing Voltage or any other fandom tags and you’re constantly seeing the work of a particular blog, reach out to them in an ask or a private message. Compliment them on their work, express interest in what they post. If they respond well, don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Just don’t idolize them or put their writing on a pedestal, because it automatically makes the relationship uncomfortable. Content creators - whether they’re digital artists, fanfic authors, or edit makers - just want to be talked to like a normal person. There’s a fine line between genuinely complimenting their work and turning them into some kind of Manic Pixie Dream Fanfic Author.
- Create content that you want to see out there in the fandom that you’re in. You’re not going to be motivated to constantly take requests from followers or write pieces you think your followers will like. Of course it’s good to take requests, but don’t force yourself to create something you’re just not interested in. Is there a character you feel doesn’t get enough content dedicated to them? Create it. Are there tropes/headcanons/kinks/scenarios you believe in but you can’t find any authors that have covered it? Cover it yourself. You’ll be doomed to push out mediocre writing if you’re not into what you’re writing. Follow your passion, no matter how off-the-wall or obscure you think it might be.