It’s important for me to mention that when I was thinking about where I would post my story, I chose wattpad because I knew the story would be successful here.
Age-regression stories have been done on here to high success. In fact, there’s a diaper fetish story with about 800,000 reads that’s unedited and relatively poorly written. Most of the regression hot list is completely unedited and hard to follow. I knew that I stood to be the best if I posted here.
A few other things that I knew would boost my success.
- The main character is black and so are the supporting characters, I knew I would trend on all the diversity tags.
- It’s a sci-fi story, and I knew I could trend on that category.
- It’s a young-adult book, and most of wattpad’s base are young adults.
- The two supporting characters are therapists. I knew I would trend in that tag. In fact, I was #1 for a very long time.
- It’s about depression, but it’s a feel good story. So, it does very well under depression and therapy.
I’m blanking because I just woke up, but my point is just that it’s all calculated. If you really want success on wattpad, you just have to take it. I can try to explain to other writers until I’m exhausted why my strategy works, but most people are hung up on the notion that one person might be offended by getting a PM.
I owe every single high rank I’ve ever taken on a hotlist to someone who I PM’d voting on all the chapters of my story. That’s how the algorithm works. Because of just 3 people giving me 45 votes in an hour, BAM I rank high. Ranking high gives me the chance to reach a thousand more readers instantly. It’s worth accidentally offending one person over the course of a month.
I took the success I wanted, and I don’t regret it.