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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- 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.
- 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.
- If you follow Medium’s curation guidelines, your articles have a greater chance of getting curated.
- 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.
- Articles about Medium (like this one) don’t get curated, but they have the potential of attracting a lot of views.
- 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…