Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Reddit worked for me! Well almost.

As I said before, I haven't quite got the hang of this promoting you writing business, but I got a tip from another writer in Triond, who said she had success by posting on http://www.reddit.com/.

So last night I posted my short fiction piece, The tale of the embarrasing medical examination http://www.authspot.com/Short-Stories/The-Tale-of-the-Embarrassing-Medical-Examination.322511.

Low and behold, the hits started to come in fast and furious. After just 30 minutes I had received over 500 views. Okay, I knew that most of the readers probably were expecting different content from the chick lit ditty I had written, but still each view was money in the bank for me.

Getting carried away, I did a quick calculation and estimated somewhere in the region of 12000 views over 24hours. Great, I would be starting to earn real money.

I couldn't wait for this morning to come, so I could check out the figures. It pays not to get carried away. This mad influx of hits stopped just as suddenly as it started. So much for making my fortune.

And it seemed that my burst of popularity acually came from http://www.stumbleupon.com/ with only a few views from Reddit.

So thanks once again to Resounding Glass for promoting my work. I owe you one


  1. Hello Erin,

    Glad I could help. Another good site to promote your work on is digg. It's helpful because you can digg articles and then ask your friends to pass it on to their friends. If you decide to sign up for stumble or digg let me know and I will add you as a friend so we can help promote each other's work even more.


    -Resounding Glass

  2. Hello Erin,

    I have started a new blog online about online writing and promotion of work. I got the idea when reading this post and seeing that you were struggling with the self promotion. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Here is the link to the new blog: http://onlinewritingkeystosuccess.blogspot.com/


    -Resounding Glass

  3. Hello Erin,

    Cool site here- I'll do my best to promote your work as well.

    I do agree with Glass; digg and stumble are great ways to promote work (especially stumble, but that's another story.).

    -Fresh Writing