Step by step guide to your first Medium publication. Publications are spoken about, by Medium writers, as much as curation. This week I have also seen more than one writer asking how to set up a publication. So here is a basic guide to starting your publication. As with everything I am sure I will forget to cover everything, so if you have any questions feel free to add them to the comments below.
Using both types of publications and the features you can use to generate followers. Publications are a valuable asset to any writer. On Medium they can be especially useful, to gain views from readers who otherwise wouldn’t find your work.
Stats can show how good your SEO and headline is, not just your readers and views. This is how For many writers, stats are about counting numbers. However, they are so much more than that. There is so much information you can collect from studying your stats if you know what to look for. Medium is an excellent platform to do this on, as they show such thorough stats for every post. To show this I have chosen four different posts. You will see from the stats that I am not the highest earner on Medium. Whether you have a following of 200 or 200 000 the stats can be analysed in the same way.
Write for your followers, not for the instant gratification of claps. I’m sorry to say I haven’t found the magic algorithm to Mediums partner program. No one understands it, which makes it such a thing of mystic and wonder. It’s what makes it so interesting every month. I have had articles with 100 claps earn more … Continue reading Claps Are No Reflection On Your Writing
Try to gain success at the expense of someone else, is never alright. Recently the negativity has been flowing again. Once again a writer has thought it was reasonable to call out another writer. Now I am not saying everyone on Medium is perfect, far from it and I include myself in that. But, I am bemused at the number of people who want to make it to the top, whilst trampling over others.
The surprising results from publishing less than half of my posts behind the paywall on Medium. Recently I have been unlocking a large number of my articles. The benefits have been huge. So huge, I haven’t even thought of the money I have missed out on. In a moment of complete madness, I decided to set up a Medium publication dedicated to daily posts. These posts are written as a journal and include details of my writing journey. I also include writing tips and tricks I have discovered on my journey.
Measure your success in a different way I mean no disrespect to any of my fellow writers who are proud of Top Writer status in Medium. In fact, I will celebrate your successes alongside you. For me, it has never been something I measure success on. There are plenty of other parts to Medium I am obsessed with - claps, reads, curation. My mental health is thankful that Top Writer isn’t one of my obsessions.