4 Ways to Use Shortform to Promote Your Stories

Promote your stories within Medium with shortform content

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3 Ways to Use Shortform to Promote Your Stories Promote your stories within Medium with shortform content
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My recent story on how to promote your stories within medium got me the most claps within 24 hours I’ve ever had. I attribute most of this success to the last point I made in that post: Using Medium’s shortform content to promote your long-form stories. In this article, I’ll follow up on that note with a more in-depth guide on how to use shortform in 4 different ways.

Short recap on shortform

What is shortform content? It is what it sounds like. Short content. A story with around or under 150 words will automatically be classified as shortform by Medium. Now, 150 words are not much. And you can do a lot with 150 words. It’s a double-edged sword. Let’s have a look at 4 ways you can use shortform to your advantage on Medium.

#1 Like Twitter

Basically, shortform is like Twitter for Medium. So, use it as you would Twitter. With short promotional posts about your longer stories. This might seem like a cheap promotion — and to some, it looks like it too — but I quite like this format. A great example of this is Dr Mehmet Yildiz, the owner of Illumination and all its sister publications. He constantly posts Twitter-like shortform posts about his…

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