As Wanshu is enjoying the company of pandas this week in Sichuan (scroll down for panda photo), I have the pleasure of sharing the spotlight on teams that have successfully completed their second week of Friends Who Write.
Teams That Crossed the Finish Line
Teams That Achieved Partial Submissions
|Duo du pavé||Part four|
|Graverobbers||the end of time/suneaterOn March 15th|
|Green Goddesses||Augur Ignis|
|InkMasters||Manifesting the life you deserve5 Key Lessons from Writing Grace Blevins|
|Mijake||On Pen On PaperHer|
|Penpal Posse||A mirror and some distortions|
|Queen||The Last HumanThe cycle of long distance one-sided love|
|Team Hedgehog||11 more minutes in a glass of roséThe Hanzo Kingdom I|
|The Milliners||A Solarpunk Typography ExposéHow the Hats Protocol Will Transform Your DAO Experience|
|the repliers||I missed my chance at becoming France's First lady: A Story for the MOTH|
If you have any questions regarding the results, please don’t hesitate to contact Wanshu at [email protected].
I'm so proud to also share that a phenomenal 67% of registered teams submitted this past week. As far as I understand, this is nearly 3 times the average retention of similar writing cohorts, and we believe that what makes our cohort special is your team members. ❤️ Please give each other a pat on the back, and power through the next deadline this Friday.
You've all worked hard to put pen to paper/hands to keyboards. But getting your content to readers is another piece of work
Tips to Make Your Content Stand Out
1. Use a cover image
The right image could provoke curiosity, bring up sentiments that complement your writing, or speak to readers in another way. Stock images from Unsplash or other sites are great. But feel free to also experiment with something more personal like photographs or doodles.
2. Complete your profile, ideally with a photo
This is not a beauty pageant by any means. But readers want to connect with you beyond your writing. They want to know who it is they're reading from. A couple of notes in your bio will go a long way. A profile photo helps you stand out and shows people who you are. It doesn't need to be a portrait, either! Plenty of writers here use illustrations or even memes to convey who they are.
3. Share your posts with friends
This may be obvious, but sometimes we could use a little nudge before we feel like our work is "good enough to share". There's no such thing! Progress is better than perfect. How could you learn and improve if you're not sharing and getting feedback? Plus, for the purpose of this writing challenge, the more verified reads you get (only t2 user reads count towards t.p.), the more likely you are to win one of the Impact Prizes.
Enjoy the panda photo and have the best time writing!
Co-Founder & COO
PS. in case you missed it, I wrote something of my own this past week. It's a deeply personal story, and I'm truly grateful to invite each one of you to share it with me.