My Simily Sweet 16
Last week’s Simily update was brought to you from Seattle. I was there for a conference, but also found time to write.
This Simily Update Should Have Been Published on Sunday from Seattle
Instead, it’s a day late but I am writing it in Seattle
Now, I’m back to my regular writing from Nashville. This week marks 16 weeks since I started my Simily journey. A “Sweet 16” of sorts, I suppose.
How’s it going?
Well, Simily now has more than 3500 members — not terrible. Still, the growth is slow. As I’ve noted before, the site seems to be averaging a net gain of about 100 members a week. Not fast at all, but not a mass exodus, either.
Then, there’s the latest effort by Simily to promote writing on the site. They’ve consistently done a “Story of the Month” and now they are curating a list of “best stories.”
The idea is that they will promote these stories — writers will actually see Simily pushing out some “top” stories from the site.
Simily is Sharing!
The writing platform is working to push out quality stories
While they will ultimately need to migrate to a new platform to be sustainable, this active effort at promotion of writing on the site is encouraging.
In case you’re curious, here’s one of the stories I’ve published there:
Fresh Rack - Simily
James found himself sitting alone in his car at around 8:30 each night, wet from a mixture of his own sweat and the…
Most of my writing is news and analysis related to education policy or consumer protection. However, I do sometimes write fiction and Simily seems to be a good place for that. Of course, I also republish my fiction here at Medium.
Anyone else here trying out Simily? How’s it going for you? What other sites have you found for publishing/promoting your fiction writing?