You’ve Got to Do More than Write to Attract Followers

Here’s how to build your following and readership.

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Begin by attracting followers.

It’s all about the e-mail list

As the wise founder of #NinjaWriters, Shaunta Grimes says: “If you want followers, you’ve got to have an e-mail list.”

How do you get an email list?

Include a call to action at the bottom of your post. Create a link that brings readers to a form where they can subscribe to a newsletter, get an e-book, or whatever you’d like to offer.

First things first

Get a domain name.


Once you’ve purchased your domain name, go to ConvertKit. It is an e-mail server with unlimited e-mails, and it’s free for the first 14-days.


Upscribe will let you build a form that you can add to your Medium posts so readers can join your e-mail list.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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