9 steps to get into the best and biggest

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The quickest way to earn any (real) money and grow your audience on Medium is to get published in one of the top publications. I should know. After slogging away in obscurity for a few months with mostly self-published pieces, I took a chance and submitted to some of Medium’s most popular publications including:

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Image by the author: some of my publications

And I got published, a lot, actually. …

It’s so simple I didn’t even realize I was doing it

how to writer better headlines in one easy step
how to writer better headlines in one easy step
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It’s tough to write a great title. I get it. But the sad truth is the handful of words at the top of the page are probably the most important thing you’re going to write today. So it’s worth taking a minute to triple-check that your headline is as good as it can possibly get.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to write snappy engaging titles that will bring all the readers to the yard (you’re here, aren’t you?). And the good news is that you’re probably already doing it. Or at least, you should be.

Because the “secret” to writing better titles, is simple. You just have to edit your SEO meta description. …


A haiku confession

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

I’ve never written
a haiku without counting
on my hands, have you?

Shawn Forno is a freelance writer and traveler. He loves to write about himself in the third person. He told me to tell you to check out his profile for links to his website, weekly newsletter, and info about his dominant hand.


Shawn Forno

A very left-handed writer | The Startup, Writer’s Cooperative, PS I Love You, Better Marketing | newsletter: aroundist.substack.com | aroundist.com

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