31 Lessons I Learned by Writing Every Day on Medium for 60 Days

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Anangsha Alammyan
5 min readAug 15, 2020


I had a Medium account since early 2018, but I was never much of an active contributor here. All I did was publish a story or three each month, and that was it.

In May 2020, when the whole of the country was under the Covid19-induced lockdown, I wrote one article that went viral. I was so inspired by its success, that I started paying attention to the little details Medium formatting had and decided to write one article each day for the remainder of the month.

I loved the process so much, that it has been more than two months now, and I still write something almost daily on the platform. Here are 31 of the most interesting things I learned from my experience on Medium.

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Regarding Curation

  1. Curation matters. A curated article is distributed to a wider audience and can have a long life. Some even continue making decent money months after they are published.
  2. Curation is not everything. I have a couple of articles that were not curated but went on to have 2,000+ views, making a little over $25 per piece.
  3. If you follow Medium’s curation guidelines, your articles have a greater chance of getting curated.
  4. Sometimes, even if you follow the curation guidelines to the dot, some articles will not get curated and you won’t be able to figure out why.
  5. Articles about Medium (like this one) don’t get curated, but they have the potential of attracting a lot of views.
  6. Writing in a niche topic helps attract the attention of curators. For example — I wrote enough articles about books to establish a certain level of credibility. These days, whenever I publish a new article tagged “Books”, it gets curated more often than not. However, no matter how much time and…



Anangsha Alammyan

Writer. Entrepreneur. Cybersecurity Advocate. Pole Dancer. DM: anangsha@baos.pub. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnangshaAlammyan/