It’s a trip to scroll through a Twitter feed and see 250 different people talking about an article you wrote–people you’ve never met from all over the world.
There’s just something really cool about that.
I actually didn’t know that Entrepreneur.com had published my article. I found out through Twitter.
Someone I didn’t know mentioned me and quoted something I’d said. I thought that was odd and checked to see if my article had already been published. Turns out that, not only had it been published, it was actually trending as a “Top Story” on Entrepreneur.com’s home page (check out the screenshot to the left). It had 250 tweets and 70 Facebook shares just hours after Entrepreneur published the article.
Because that’s probably one of the neatest things a writer can experience.
Writers don’t write for themselves. They write to communicate to others. That’s the whole purpose. So when you can reach that broad of an audience that fast, it really is a joy.