In response to recent changes to the platform

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Medium is a dynamic platform and changes are rolled out regularly. While initially I thought this was a good thing, because they seemed to be aimed at helping the reader, not just enriching Medium uppity ups, recently I find I am feeling a bit different. …

Humor and Satire

Use this method to get people to read the poetry you write which would otherwise be ignored

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Let’s face it, few poets have a name and reputation big enough to get people to search for and read their poetry. And for poets on Medium, with earnings dependent on reading time, no poet is going to earn more than pennies if they depend on their poetry alone. We needed to discover a way to increase the read time. After reading How to Overcome Medium’s New Profile Format In Order to Increase Read Time For Poems and Short Reads by Greg Prince, I realized there was a Sure-fire system for doing just that.

Greg’s article was about how to prevent people from being able to read your entire poem now that so much of the beginning of each story appears in the preview on your profile. He recommended adding 300 to 400 words before your poem so that this won’t occur. And — Yahtzee! The idea for the perfect system for poets who want fame and fortune was born. …

Reasons that deleting your publication may not be necessary to increase your credibility and readership.

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I have read several pieces that discuss the changes that Medium has recently made to its platform. One of these has to do with the relationship Medium writers have with their readers. In the words of Medium CEO Ev Williams, Medium is becoming more “relational”.

When I read the blog with the update about this, I very much liked the sound of it, even if I wasn’t certain what it meant. …


Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

I write about behavioral health & other topics. I’m Managing Editor (Serials, Novellas) for LVP Press. See my other articles: https://hubpages.com/@nataliefrank

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