How Medium’s Optimizers Doomed Writers
Pablo Andreu
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Great writing!

Clickbaiting is a real issue and it creates a conflict of interest for every writer. On one hand you don’t want to gain a large number of readers solely because you baited them into it with an illusive title, however on the other hand you also don’t want your content to pass by completely unnoticed. For my few days on medium I have already seen numerious bad posts, which provide no value to the reader and they have all been quite popular. I have luckily also seen A LOT of great content, but it is many times underappreciated in terms of popularity. I guess we will all have to sadly play the baiting game sooner or later…