It's March 7, 2022 or Day One of the March cohort of Ship 30!
I'm so excited to be doing my second cohort from the Captain's Table this time ⚓️
Building a daily writing habit has been changing my life since November 1, 2021. That's when I began the daunting task of writing my novel for NaNoWriMo, which I'm happy to report I completed! Still have to edit it.
In December, I took on a new daily writing challenge. Where NaNoWriMo developed a daily writing habit—but no one saw that writing. So I began a public writing habit with #ContentStorm and began shipping daily. That led me to Ship 30!
The Results of Content Storm Revealed
I can't buy what I learned by writing daily for 30 days in December and I'm glad I kept it going the full 90. As of today, I've shipped 97 days consecutively since December 1, 2021!
By the end of December, I knew two things were a waste of my time:
I also knew it was time to double down on shipping, so I joined Ship 30 to see what Dickie Bush and Nicolas Cole could teach me. Turns out, they had way too much to teach me! So I'm back again!
What Content Verticals Work Well in 2022?
My results from #ContentStorm reveal these to be the places where I am best growing my audience:
Knowing what I know now after putting in the work of shipping for 97 days, I would 100% stay away from Facebook, Instagram, Substack, and Patreon. Don't waste your time.
Your mileage may vary. For example, Ship 30 does boost my Twitter analytics. I also see some writers struggle on Medium to find a niche or gain followers.
My goal with #ContentStorm was to find out if consistent daily shipping would grow my audience. I think it did, but not in ways I expected—which is why I did it.
For my next iteration with Ship 30, I'll be cross-posting my daily writings to several places.
The same short piece of writing will go daily to:
At the end of the 30 days, I'll see which place finds my audience best.