It Takes Time to Build an Audience

Yesterday on my other blog, I gave props to Jon Acuff for building a dedicated blog following in a short amount of time on Stuff Christians Like.

When asked how he built such a robust online community, his answer was simple: “The same way you build an offline one. Slowly and honestly.”

If you’re a writer, you may be looking for the “silver bullet” that will get you a larger audience full of inspired individuals who will read what you have to say, believe what you believe, and share your ideas with the world.

But the reality is that the “silver bullet” is just plain ol’ hard work.

It takes time to build an audience. It takes patience to find a following. It takes courage to keep putting yourself out there time after time to garner enough trust with your readers that you can ask something of them.

Is it worth it?

It had better be.

Life is short; if you’re not willing to put in some time and commitment to build a community of readers, then you had better find another hobby.

You can read the whole post here: Building Community, Jon Acuff Style: Slowly and Honestly.

How have you seen this true in your own writing or attempts to build community and trust?

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One Comment on “It Takes Time to Build an Audience”

  1. Doug Rosbury says:

    the best audience is oneself. With this, acceptance is
    assured. One should always write to please oneself.
    To try to please others makes you their slave and honesty
    goes by the wayside.——Doug


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