typewrittenchaos asked: how did you go viral?
I gave a very extensive answer to this question in this interview with Inklings, and I tried my best to say everything that might be of interest about my experience.
One thing I learned was that, regardless of all the time I spent googling my tumblr’s name or trying to figure out the perfect tags, it was always a better use of my time to just make new content. People want stories and art that are worth their time, and if they see them, they will share them.
This also helps to put into perspective why you are doing what you are doing: Not to “go viral,” but to write stories or make art for people. Of course, you can’t help but want your work to get noticed. And that’s a good thing. But if it’s the only way you derive meaning from what you’re doing, it will never be satisfying. All you can do is create work that means something to you, and not go insane worrying about whether it catches on with people or not. The work will make you grow as an artist and a human, so it is worth doing even if barely anybody sees it.