Today’s question hits hard. It’s the crux of my Medium experience and likely, yours too: Can we even “make it” here on Medium? The poets, I mean.
If you’re hitting Medium hard with your poetry, but also trying to establish income…is it even possible here?
I knew it was coming…and I am not sure you, dear reader, really want to hear what I have to say on this. But my friend Wry wants to know and here is his question:
I have read with interest your various articles on how to succeed on Medium. I don’t know…
I have always loved “Dear Abby.” When I was growing up, seeing this strong-minded woman so self-assured and appearing in print just thrilled me. It made me dream of one day having a voice like hers — a voice of my own — and that people would think me wise and listen.
OK so, it was a bit of a dramatic dream. One in which a quiet and insecure child could envision her stronger, grown-up self, and like the person she would become. Today, I realize, I can have that dream right here. And since so many people ask me…
About Medium? About freelance writing? About poetry? About your life or your relationships or parenting — or anything really?
Here’s a little about me so you know who you’re asking :)
Today’s ‘Ask Christina’ question comes from a fellow Medium member who is having issues with her neighbor. Haven’t we all been there? It seems no matter where we live, we have at least that one neighbor who tests our patience. If we are lucky, there is only one or at least only minor issues, but these neighborly relationships can be tricky.
How we handle these situations can set the tone for our stay. It can also set into motion a series of unfortunate events. So what do we do?
Today’s question is about one such neighbor with a particularly annoying…
Today’s question is one that many of you have. While I only consider myself moderately successful on the Medium platform, I have tried many strategies here on Medium and can provide a bit of feedback for this question, from our friend Wry Welwood. Thanks, Wry, for your question. Now let’s unpack this and see what we can uncover on this topic.
I’m a relative newcomer to Medium and have been enjoying submitting my work to a handful of publications. Medium is not going to be a major course of income for me anytime soon; my main income, such…
Welcome back to another edition of Ask Christina, a Q & A feature to help other writers in their business and personal lives. See the snippet at the bottom of this post to ask your questions and get them answered.
Today’s question comes from MDSHall from a comment he left on one of my articles a week or so ago. I answered him there but thought a post may be warranted.
Because of your more extensive knowledge and experience with Medium, I thought that you might have some helpful insights on this subject to help me better figure out Medium’s process of curation. At this point, do you think there’s any rhyme or reason behind Medium’s curation methods and processes? Or, do you believe it’s become pretty much random?
My answer to this is twofold. No, I do not think…
One of my readers poses a very personal question: Does crowd-funding or personal fund raising make you a “loser?” This is referring to using sites like GoFundMe to raise money for yourself or others. While this reader request’s anonymity, their question does have merit for many people, especially in these trying economic times. Perhaps you have even considered it yourself? But, to answer this reader’s question — Does crowdfunding make you a loser? — it depends on who you ask.
Today, I’ll discuss his/her question, consider some important questions to ask yourself before you decide to take your fund raising…
A few weeks ago I launched Ask Christina, in an effort to answer some of those questions that come my way. I often get questions from my readers or from other writers — so I thought, why not make it a thing?
About “Ask Christina”
Have a question? About Medium? About freelance writing? About poetry? About your life or your relationships or parenting — or anything really?
Send your questions in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ask Christina” as the subject line. (Please allow me some time to respond. …
When I first joined Medium, I had questions. Lots of them. One writer messaged me personally after I asked a few questions on the Facebook wall of the group he ran (a Medium writer’s FB group that has since been shut down) to tell me I was annoying him with my questions. He told me that my questions would be better suited to ask somewhere else so I didn’t pester people for information.
Well, how else was I to learn if not to ask questions? So when a newbie asks me questions — I answer. Usually fully and to the…
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