Simily 6000?

The creative writing site sees a growth spurt

Andy Spears
2 min readSep 4, 2022
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I’ve been writing at Simily since the beginning of 2022 and regularly chronicling the experience.

Recently, I noted that despite a lack of any real social media use/engagement, the platform has surpassed 5000 members.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I logged-in today to find the site at nearly 6000 members. That would be an increase of close to 800 members over the course of a week.

What is happening? Why are people signing up?

I’ve certainly been among those who have pointed out the site’s shortcomings. I also noted the site consistently adds 50–100 new members a week.

Why nearly 800 this past week?

It clearly can’t be because of social media promotion, because Simily’s social channels are virtually non-existent.

Are they advertising? I hope so!

I’ve been pleased with the overall quality of writing on the site. I was, too, delighted to have a piece chosen as “Story of the Month”…



Andy Spears

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