#6 blew my mind. I wonder how many writers actually write on paper still. My stuff gets directly typed — been that way for 20+ years. If I can’t type, I won’t write a thing. It’s absolutely 100% ingrained into how I need to do it.
I’m also a stats page refresher. lol… #5 requires writing, marketing AND luck, I think. A couple of my best pieces (IMHO) still have ZERO views, which is frustrating. I tried making my titles sexier (literally)… which resulted in one of them (“The Comma Sutra”) getting 967 views since last month. So, that’s as viral as I’ve enjoyed to date.
Anyway, nice piece! :-)