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I’d love to have you try one of ours, if you want to. We specifically work to avoid “that’s good” and “I like it.” That’s the purpose of having a paid, qualified mentor running the group.
My point is that I started an anonymous account and the vast majority of my posts in THAT account have been curated. The same percentage as under this account. It’s brand new, with fewer than 100 followers. You can learn how to write posts that they’ll curate and when you do, they’ll curate you.
The posts I write under my own name — maybe half are curated. I use Medium as my website, so some of of what I write here, I write for Ninja Writers with no expectation of being curated. For instance, right now I’m writing a daily writing prompt that I know won’t be curated because Medium doesn’t curate series.
I see what you did there, though. Using a comment in my post to drive traffic to your post. Nice one. I read your post. Cynicism isn’t my cup of tea and I don’t think I’m included in the people you were analyzing. My advice? Put your energy into working instead of complaining and see what happens.
My posts don’t use my name. They aren’t being curated because Medium knows me or because the curators are familiar with my work. They’re being curated because I’m writing in a way that Medium is likely to curate, as I talked about in my post. There’s a learning curve and I can’t do anything about the fact that I’ve been writing on Medium long enough…
I think there was a time before you could make money on Medium, when it was much, much easier to build an audience here. But you had to figure out other ways to earn money with your audience.
This is what I did. I came to Medium in early 2016 with an existing audience. I had other ways of monetizing my audience — selling…
I fixed it.
But when I’m staying up late at night to put out a writing prompt for you guys, I remind myself of what my friend the Grammar Girl told me once — she never corrects someone else’s grammar. Especially publicly.
She assumes that everyone else has done their best.