-Even if someone hasn't followed you back, after a week, read the first chapter of the book you added to your list. Vote on it and comment three or four times on it (in-line). Do this each week until she responds to a comment. Then start the communication process up through the conversation wall.
How to Gain Followers
-Open two separate browser windows (not two tabs, but two windows), both with your Wattpad account open.
Correctly tag your work
-On the left, go to Discover and Teen Fiction (or whichever genre you write in). The Hot List will pop up, but so will the trending hashtags for your genre. As of this post, those tags are the following: #teen #love #teenfiction #highschool #fiction #romance #badboy #school #girl #boy #drama #teens
-In your right-hand window, open your book and tag it with as many tags from the above list that are appropriate. Save your work.
Adjust your blurb
-Scroll through the Hot List in your left-hand window. Open the highest-ranked story that is similar to yours. Read the blurb and first chapter to confirm.
-What makes that blurb compel you to read the story? Can you tweak your blurb to have that element?
-What is in that first chapter that makes you want to turn to chapter two?
-Take notes to update your story and blurb for later.
-Click on the author's name to go to her profile.
-Click on her followers tab.
-In your right-hand window, look up the first follower.
-Click on her conversation wall and look at recent activity. (You may have to make your window full-screen to see this.)
-If she has none in the last month, skip it. It may be an inactive account. She may not be here to read, only to write. If you're in fanfiction, she may only be here to role play. (In my example, she has actually commented 43 minutes ago. She's active!)
-If she has not voted or commented on someone else's book in the last month, skip it.
-If she has voted or commented recently on someone else's book that is similar to yours, follow her.
-If she has works, scroll through the list and add one to a public reading list.
NOTE: You can also do this to the people who follow this writer. If she writes similar books to yours, then her followers will probably be interested in yours, too.
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