Fellowship Writers Community Stats: Week 11

Sharing several changes to the submission and acceptance guidelines for the Fellowship Writers community.

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Last Week, our community achieved another milestone.

We tallied an all-time high of 101 submissions. These were all of the stories sent to us to be featured. That is quite an achievement for our growing community. However, it is only a drop in the bucket in terms of the submissions we could receive.

As we continue to grow and approach the 1,000 member mark, we can expect more submitted stories, which we are thrilled with! So, with the growth of our community comes a need for an evolution of our publication guidelines.

Overall, our newest updates will make it easier for participating members to win the lottery. We’re making the feature process more inclusive and keeping stories on our homepage longer. But, I won’t spoil the news — just yet.

For this week’s newsletter, we will cover the following topics:

  • New Changes to Submission Guidelines
  • Last Week’s Winning Stories
  • Publication Statistics

New Changes to Submission Guidelines

The new improvements to our acceptance policy is a response to the growth in our community. Here are our latest modifications:

  • Featuring 4 stories per day, instead of 3
  • Ranking featured stories by individuals who comment the most
  • Retaining 28 of the latest stories on our homepage, instead of 21
  • Awarding 6 entries per comment into the lottery, instead of 5

Of these changes, the last change is the most interesting.

Previously, we awarded 5 extra entries into the lottery for every comment left by members. This was our way of giving a significant advantage to each participating member in our community.

With our community’s growth, we have decided to increase the per-comment entries. Moving forward, we will award 6 entries per comment giving commenting members a more significant advantage in getting their stories featured on our homepage.

These new changes boil down to one aspect — commenting. Ultimately, we cherish the individuals who participate each week by reading and commenting. We want to reward them for their efforts.

Last Week’s Winners

Each week we highlight the members whose stories were featured in our publication. It is our way of thanking and congratulating them.

Let’s show our support for:

Please take a moment and follow each of the winning writers above.

If you would like to feature in next week’s newsletter, submit your story and remember to read and comment on the winning stories of the day. Each comment substantially improves your chances of winning the lottery.

Publication Statistics

  • Followers: 421
  • Writers: 100+
  • Days in Production: 77

Last Week’s Stats (1/10–1/17)

  • Total Featured Stories: 21
  • Number of Comments on Winning Stories: 174
  • Number of Claps on Winning Stories: 6,468
  • Average Number of Comments Per Story: 8.3
  • Average Number of Claps Per Story: 308

30 Day Charts

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