Rather unexpectedly, I received a notice from Jonathan Brill, Head of Global Writer Relations at Quora that I had been “named as a Quora Top Writer for 2018 in recognition of your highly valued contributions to Quora over the last year.”
While being a Quora Top Writer wasn’t a goal I was actively seeking, it is nice to be recognized for my work on Quora.
What is Quora?
Basically, you can go to Quora, post a question and wait for members to respond to your question. You and other members can upvote which answers you have found to be useful.
What Does Garland Do On Quora?
I regular answer Quora questions related to my teaching expertise (time management, work/life balance, digital media, speaking, etc.) but also on some of my hobbies (books, stargazing, Native American flutes) and even some of my personal beliefs.
You can read Garland’s Quora Answers here.
Sometimes, I also ask questions when I want to tap expertise from a wider range of people.
Why Was Garland Chosen as a Quora Top Writer for 2018?
While I am not sure about the exact criteria, I think it comes down to a combination of answer quality and upvotes. The answers I give are generally designed to provide useful information to the person who asks the question and the readers. I often recommend techniques and resources as well. Upvotes come naturally when the answers are of good quality.
What Are the Benefits of Quora
My Quora answers are seen by nearly 10,000 people a month, giving me an additional audience beyond my web site and social media. It takes time, but helping people is a passion of mine so my Quora work is also a source of great joy for me.