Why You Should Write on Medium

Quick Tips & How To Start


I’ve been a member on Medium for a few years. I’ve had some successes, but nothing consistent.

This past month, I decided to change that. I wanted to see what it really could do. I wanted to see what would happen on Medium with consistent writing.

Two months ago, I had about 300 views.

This past month, I spent more time on the platform and had more success, getting more than 13,000.

Let’s be clear on one thing: lots of writers get more than 13,000 Medium views on one article.

This isn’t to say these results are extraordinary; but they are extraordinary for me.

I’ve never had that many views on my own website before in one month. I’ve individual pieces do well, but nothing sustainable.

I’ve tried to write regularly on my own personal blog at different points, but nothing. Nothing like this. Maybe I gave up too soon. Maybe I’ve become a better writer. Or maybe Medium is doing stuff that helps writers.

With Medium, the tags, publications, followers and responses are connected. Those things help writers promote.

On my own website, I always felt like I couldn’t do what I enjoy the most. Instead, I kept reading about content upgrades, SEO optimization, the best plug-ins and how to promote.

I want to write. I don’t want to continually think about those things. Medium lets writers write with a natural system for finding readers.

Starting individual publications can serve different audiences in a better way than my own website can do. You can follow this one or that one and read completely different stuff.

It’s fun on Medium. I’m enjoying it. If you’d like to learn more about how I’ve used Medium this past month, check out this free guide with helpful tips.

To be honest, I’m not sure if I can hit the thousands again. I’ve had momentum before and wasn’t sure what to do with it. But no matter, this has worked for a little while, so I’ll keep trying.

Consistency is the difference. I’m not blogging every day (not like this guy for instance) but I’m doing something every day.

If you’re new to Medium, here’s a free, quick guide to getting started.

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