What Prompted Me To Opt For 100 Followers

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Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi . The name you may be familiar with. I am very active on my LinkedIn, as part of my professional network. Came across Niharikaa’s profile and started following her posts. Quite inspiring and true to her post, she breaks down the steps for easy understanding.

On one such occasion, there was a link to How to write in Medium. That’s the best step I had taken. Although, I was part of the Medium Partner program earlier, due to the recent changes I had dropped off the radar. Focussing on #100 followers seemed to be a daunting task.

Receiving 100 followers is not a task by itself, it’s a journey.

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Earlier in September — 7 Sep 2022, to be precise, bought the medium guide from Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi. It took a maximum of 1 hour to read and then started the implementation of these steps.

Action is the first step — Learnt from James Clear: Author of Atomic Habits

Earlier in September — 7 Sep 2022, to be precise, bought the medium guide from Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi. It took a maximum of 1 hour to read and then started the implementation of these steps.

I had prepared an article for “R U OK” day i.e. 8 Sep 2022. Instead of publishing in my own medium links, I had opted to publish in ILLUMINATION

Voila, it got accepted and my post got published through ILLUMINATION on 11 Sep 2022. A great feeling, which I’m sure you would have experienced for your first publication. If not, it’s a matter of time, until you experience it. I was ecstatic and shared the news with my family. They were too and they continued their support to me!

A milestone always has the first step — Guru

My step toward the #100Followers was to find out how to reach this goal. A simple search on FB and stumbled upon these two wonderful groups

Medium Writers & Genuine Readers

Medium Writers & Bloggers

Joined these 2 groups immediately. Started posting my articles and started following the group members. Though it started as “Follow to Follow”, slowly it turned out to be a genuine interest in reading other writers’ articles . Some were new like me and some are experienced writers, every article was good to read and follow.

Starting on 11 Sep 2022 (Sunday), I had set a target for myself to reach #100 followers before 18 Sep 2022(1 week). Every day was great with the number of followers climbing up. I would say that after 3–4 days, it skyrocketed and I could see the followers reading my articles that I had not posted in the FB group. oh! wow.. people are reading my articles. I must say that I write a lot (apart from Medium.com) and I had responded to many of my fellow writers’ posts. This also helped to create the necessary traction in people following me. There were a few followers which I had not followed first. Believe me, this could happen :) here I reached 100, on 18 Sep 22, around 22:00hrs!

In Summary, if you are looking for #100followers,

  1. Continue writing your genuine article
  2. Post it on your socials (FB- these two groups) and you may find other FB groups also.
  3. Follow up for each comment, like, and reciprocate.
  4. Believe this process and you will be on your Medium Partner Program in no time.

My sincere thanks to all of my first #100Followers, you are always special.

Wish you good luck. If you would like to know which article prompted me to start this journey, here it is :

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Gurusubramanian Swaminathan

Gurusubramanian Swaminathan

Life Coach, Vivid Writer on Reflections, Life Journey