Great post, Joel, super insightful and informative.
Joel, did you decide to post on Medium as another experiment in distribution?
Also in your response to A Paul, that would be a great follow up post about both direct and intangible benefits of active promotion.
Yup 100% another experiment. Really interesting so far! I'll definitely put another article together about the benefits if that's interesting to people. Anyone else want this?
Yes please. Really great work so far. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on your success.
Really interesting statistics, I might keep track of my analytics a little tighter once I re-launch my portfolio as well.
So how did this traffic benefit you? Are there any benefits to getting a bunch of traffic from other designers? Were you able to parlay the traffic into a job or getting more clients?
The first round of traffic resulted in dozens of companies pursuing me. I'm guessing this has also been the experience of other designers with portfolios that went viral here.
Since then, my design network grew tremendously, which is now making it easier to hire and to get mentorship from people I admire.