How to add value to your writing to increase your fan base and income

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With the large amount of online content that is constantly being created, it is tempting to believe that producing and publishing as much new copy as possible will result in more followers and greater income. But a successful online writing career isn’t about numbers, it’s about quality. We all know this by now, yet what exactly does quality mean from a reader’s standpoint? It means value.

Value added content is the difference between content that your audience has trouble relating to and that which satisfies a practical need or specific interest. The goal is not just to get readers to click on your content, but to write copy that engages them so they’ll stay to read, follow, interact and return regularly for more. …

*Everything you say can and will be held against you

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If you’ve ever known or been in a relationship with a narcissist, you will likely have noticed that they are unable or unwilling to resolve conflicts. When you get to know a narcissist well, it quickly becomes clear that these individuals can’t take part in a discussion they aren’t in complete control of in any semblance of a healthy, mature manner.

In part this is because they are constantly scanning their social environment to know how to respond and create the impression they want. …

Paying attention to the relationship that Medium has with its writers through increased transparency will strengthen the site for everyone.

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Like other quality sites, Medium makes changes to the platform regularly to improve the user experience for both readers and writers and to keep it up to date with regards to technology. This is part of the reason for Medium’s success and popularity.

Recent changes to the site were described as an attempt to make it more “relational.” These changes, as described on the Medium Blog, are aimed at strengthening the relationship between Medium writers and their audience.

Having been involved with Medium for about two and a half years, with six months on the sidelines and two years writing on the site, I’ve observed several rounds of changes that have occurred. Some of these involved earnings and measurement issues while others involved technology and site functionality. Each set of changes has resulted in proponents and detractors along with a flurry of discussion and response articles. …


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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