Is it bad to write in Medium not with English?
I know Medium not long ago, and during that time I only know that the Medium was English.
With poor English skills, I just become passive members in Medium. Never writing, even occasionally read — and never finished.
Medium for me was an exciting platform, it looks clean and charming. Unlike another platform which has existed.
So I thought to enliven the Medium with my writing — I love to write.
But there is a problem. As I’ve said before, I have poor english skill. So I am confused to write in English. Google translate can help anyway, but it took a long time and the results are not too good.
Then I thought of writing in Medium with the language of my country — which I know well — Bahasa Indonesia.
I am searching for info is there are other authors who write Medium in with Indonesian…
How did Medium usage rate by the Indonesian … a lot or not?
Because so far I have not heard Indonesian good writings are written in Medium, and seems Indonesia itself has not familiar with Medium.
I searched and found.
Finally I started writing in the Bahasa Indonesia. Last week I published that article, and new problems have emerged.
This is statistic of my writing
Nobody read my writing.
I tags Indonesia in my writing, with hope that Indonesian Medium user will read it. But there is no. In fact, the one reader on statistic above also because I opened it (with my another account).
I wrote it, I read it.
I think that this article is not interesting… but it seems really interesting. So I try to repost my writing in Kompasiana (one of the blogging platform in Indonesia) and get 1,500 views in two days. But, why nobody in Medium read.
…. no matter the level of intensity less massive than Medium English.
“It is impossible people would magically find me.”
So, impossible for me, a new comers in Medium (have no followers and following), immediately got a very high traffic.
In conclusion, the low traffic of my writing is not because I was using Indonesian. But more to the wrong technical marketing I did.
So, is it bad to write in Medium with Indonesian?
But somehow, I’ve never seen a Medium’s article written in Indonesia recommend up to a thousand… let a thousand, a hundred, or even ten, it is rare.
Now I am studying English, and this writing basically one of my exercise to fluent in English…
And also… I am a new comers in Medium, I have no followers and following. I will very happy if you deign to follow me, and of course I also will follow you.