“Before you get too hung up on building an audience, first ask if what you’re writing is actually interesting.”
There’s no one way to grow an audience so it’s helpful to study how different creators have done so.
Stewart Fortier interviewed a bunch of creators about how to get your first 1,000 subscribers and they each reveal the way they built their audiences — from their initial outreach to friends and family, to how they used social media, to how they attracted word of mouth.
Btw, I found this link in the Idea Economy newsletter.
Related: Five tactics I’ve used to get 25,000 newsletter subscribers.