The Metered Medium Maze
curation: an enigma wrapped in a riddle next to a Rolodex
This article addresses frequently unanswered questions (FUQs) about what stories are eligible to be part of the paywall, what stories get featured and what stories we mock.
How does a writer get
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May I help you?
How does a writer get featured on Medium?
Do I know you?
I’ve been on Medium for a few years.
I’ve written a few stories.
Christ— not another one. How’d you get in here? Marco, the spray bottle!
I’m a member.
Stand down, Marco.
What’s the metered paywall?
Do you want to know what it is?
The metered paywall is everywhere. It is all around us.
Are you doing Morpheus?
How can I share my story without the paywall?
And why would we want to do that?
Some of my friends don’t have a membership.
You can share a Friend Link to your story. We call it Friend Link, but we’re thinking about renaming it Moocher Enabler.
How can I increase my earnings?
Our editorial team can commission you.
Really!? You’d do that?
Sorry — wasn’t talking to you.
Then what can I do?
Publish more stories through the Partner Program.
Ditch the humor.
What should I write about?
Sex robots on high crypto-fiber diets swearing off Facebook.
I’m an Android guy.
Sucks to be you.
C’mon — there has to be something I can post that you’d feature.
Social media and how it’s killing us all.
But isn’t Medium social media?
Good day, sir.
Wait, I haven’t
I said GOOD DAY!!!