My 5 Most Popular Blog Posts

As this is my 200th post on this blog, I want to take a look back at my most successful posts so far.

Here’s to the next 200!



5. Rudolph The Red Roast Reindeer

As this is a Christmas-themed recipe with an unusual main ingredient, I am not that surprised that this is one of my most viewed posts.


4. The Art of Theodor Kittelsen

I still think this is one of the best things I have ever written, so I am very glad it has stayed in the top 5 all this time.


3. The Dark Souls in Thor Ragnarok

I can’t be the only one to have noticed the similarities between Dark Souls and Thor Ragnarok, as every time a new Marvel movie is released, this post gets a bunch more readers coming in from search engines.


2. The Mystery Die

This post blew up on the archaeology subreddit last Christmas.

Going viral on Reddit really helps with the views.


1. Thanos the Abuser

I wrote this post about the villain of Avengers: Infinity War right after the film was released last year, and shared it on the Marvel subreddit.

It really blew up!


Seeking Your Audience

So you have written something.. Now what?

Now you have to find an audience to read it, and before you can find an audience, you have to seek it!

 

I often share my writing on different websites and social media, as I am not well known enough that I can expect an audience to come to me, so I have to come to the audience that would enjoy the content I put out.

I would like to share with you a few places I use for sharing different types of content:

 

If I have written something personal, I usually don’t share it anywhere else than my blog.

 

For visual stuff, like artwork or pictures, I share it on Imgur and on my Instagram.

Instagram requires building up a following, but images on Imgur will do well just as long as they are good.

 

I have set up my blog to auto-post on Twitter and my Facebook page, but these also require building a following to be effective sharing tools.

 

 

But my most effective sharing tool is Reddit!

This is mostly for content with a broad appeal, but there are many different subreddits for different topics, and in most cases you should be able to find the right place to share whatever you have created.

Keep in mind that Reddit does not like excessive self-promotion, so only one out of every ten things you share there should be self-promo.

 

But be warned, some Redditors are hellbent on making you feel miserable.

More of them are nice, even more are just silent, but negativity has a way of overpowering everything else.

I once got 6000 views on this post, as it got voted up at an overwhelming rate, but I still ended up feeling horrible as a result of the few people leaving negative comments in the Reddit thread.

 

I still use Reddit, but I have learned to temper my expectations, and expect negativity to be a byproduct of success.

 

 

Where do you share your creativity?