How I failed to create an audience twice (and succeeded the third time)
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It all started one year ago
I was following @andres_vidoza on Instagram and I liked how he was documenting his web development journey
So I thought "I can do this too"
The next day I took a photo of my laptop while I was coding and talked a bit about what I learned that day under it
After one hour only 10 people saw it but nobody liked it
I was ok with that and I continued posting
After 2-3 weeks of posting every day I was getting 5 likes at most on each post I made but I wasn't enjoying that at all
I hated taking pictures. I only wanted to code and then write about what I learned
So I slowly became very inconsistent until I stopped posting
At that time I also discovered Twitter
After a few weeks of lurking, I decided to give it a try
So one day I announced that I'm doing the 100 Days of Code challenge
I did that for almost 2 months and nobody was seeing my posts
I gained less than 100 followers in 2 months which made me really unmotivated
Now when I look back I realize that the way I was formatting my tweets was really bad
Lots of hashtags, no white spaces
So as you probably guessed after those 2 months I quit Twitter too
It was the beginning of September 2020 at that time and school was about to start so I stopped coding too
Then somewhere around the 1st of October, I read an article from @catalinmpit
He was talking about how important an online presence is for a developer
That article motivated me to start tweeting again
So I made that public once again and I also bought a Twitter course...
(will talk more about this later)
One week went by and I started to fall in love with it
I saw that as I was applying the learnings from that course my tweets were getting more and more likes
A few months later of tweeting every day I hit 1000 followers
From there everything got a lot easier
All I did was follow what I learned in that course and post tweets every day
And here we are now
After 2 failures and 6 months of hard work, I managed to build an amazing audience of 18,000+ people
So, what can you learn from this story?
- Find the platform that works the best for you
- Create a schedule and post something everyday
- Get a growth course to speed up the process
- Stay consistent for at least 3 months
Btw, this is the Twitter course I was talking about
I hope found this useful and if you did please let me know. If you have any question feel free to DM me on Twitter .