Another Tuesday Triumph at ManyStories

Why I like the content-sharing platform

Andy Spears

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Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

A key element of being a content creator is finding an audience — getting your words in front of people who want to read them.

Medium is great for that.

There are a lot of writers here — and many of us also enjoy reading across a range of topics.

Plus, there’s a built-in audience of people who come to Medium just for writing on certain topics or to read writers they enjoy.

However, if you’re trying to build an audience, you may be struggling to find new readers.

That’s one reason I keep sharing on ManyStories.

I read a story about the content-sharing platform here on Medium and thought I’d try it out.

It’s basically a place that lets you share content — yours and other content you enjoy.

As a writer, it’s great to have a relatively easy way to get your words in front of potential readers.

Sure, people will find you on Medium (maybe). But it helps to have one more venue and to encounter a new potential set of readers.

I was both a top writer and top reader this past week (they announce the top 10 readers/writers each week). This means a few things:

  1. Top writers and readers are featured on the front page — so, anyone who comes to ManyStories sees those profiles
  2. Writers are also readers — I read a lot of stories on ManyStories (that often link back to Medium) — so, if you want Medium members to read your work, ManyStories may get that writing in front of them
  3. I’ve definitely noticed an increase in Medium reads since I’ve been posting on MS. Plus, it’s a place you can share content from all the places where you write

Have you shared on ManyStories? Where do you reach new readers?

I write a lot on NewsBreak, too — here’s a bit about how that’s going:

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .