Publishing online consistently gives you a disproportionate edge on the internet. It sounds easy to do but takes a strong work ethic. Ask me, I've shipped over 150 blog posts in 2019 and yet struggle to find inspiration to publish long-form content (anything beyond 1000 words). The many aspects of publishing online like turning blog posts into long-form essays, optimizing for SEO, finding the right audience or even creating better newsletters are solved in silos today which I believe could be better solved as a group.
People who write online like Paul Graham, David Perell, James Clear and Brianne Kimmel have been advocating to find ways to publish your work because nothing compounds like writing online. However, writing remains lonely, demotivating and largely a shot in the dark.
But here's the absurd thing: I'm also a maker and I never feel this way about building products. As an active member (and a host of meetups) at IndieHackers and ProductHunt, I have been able to learn from others, enjoy each step of the way and be part of a supportive community. So, recently I asked myself what if there's such a thing for writers? That's how WC was born. The goal for this community is to bring you and other writers closer together so we can all stay accountable and accomplish our writing goals.
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."