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Writers! Should You Include Links to Your Prior Medium Stories in Your Medium Posts?

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Roz Warren, Writing Coach
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4 min readJun 8, 2024

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I’d only been on Medium for a few weeks when I discovered that I could link to another Medium story from my Medium stories.

For instance? I will now link to the most popular post I’ve written on the platform:

How did I learn that I could link to prior posts? The same way I’ve learned everything worth knowing on this platform for the 5+ years I’ve been here. By reading the work of my fellow Medium writers.

I noticed that they were doing this. I decided I wanted to do it too. Then, of course, it took me a while to figure out how to do it. (Nothing is easy on this platform. Where’s the owner’s manual??)

Now, I include a jump to one or two of my earlier Medium stories in most of the stories I write.

Why? I do this for two reasons.

Eyeballs!

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Roz Warren, Writing Coach
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Writing Coach and Editor Roz Warren (roSwarren@gmail.com) will help you improve and publish your work.