How to get a shoutout?

I am an author who's keen on getting more visibility and engagement for my fiction. Like many of us here, I aspire to be featured in one of the highlighted lists on the main page, such as the RISING STARS, BEST ONGOING, or POPULAR THIS WEEK categories. I'm aware that achieving such recognition requires significant engagement in terms of followers and favorites, which is certainly no easy task.

As of now, the only feasible way I've found to gain some exposure is through the "LATEST UPDATES" feature. However, this gives me a fleeting moment of visibility (approximately 10 seconds) before my work gets pushed down the list as other authors update their pieces.

In my perspective, one of the more efficient routes to garner attention is by receiving a shoutout from an established author. I understand that this comes with its own set of challenges, yet it seems like a viable strategy.

So here's my question to this insightful community: What are the best ways to approach and solicit a shoutout from a successful author, or alternatively, are there any other effective strategies to increase my work's visibility and engagement on the platform? Any advice or shared experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all.

Re: How to get a shoutout?

I'm not an established author, but I'll give you a shout-out regardless. This seems very well written. Keep it up. Perhaps remove that first comma from the first sentence? " A fly, buzzed in the still air, its tiny wings beating against the silence." That seems like it should be " A fly buzzed in the still air, its tiny wings beating against the silence."
Billy Bob VanDerBeek
Book One: Hidden Things