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All The Best Advice About Writing on Medium From a Medium “Sherpa”

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Thanks for following It’s a Hardback Life, the publication I started to disseminate blather, gibberish and malarkey by me.

I have continued to meet this goal, and I am grateful to everyone who has supported me by reading my work and/or buying me cups of coffee.

I’ve been on the platform since February 2019, I’ve made it to 4.5K followers (Thanks, everybody!) and I do a lot of writing on Medium about writing on Medium, on topics from the benefits of obsessively checking your stats to why I illustrate my Medium posts with photos of dogs.

In this Newsletter I’m sharing 20 of these posts in the hope that you’ll find at least one of them both useful and entertaining:

I Made a Zillion Dollars on Medium Last Month! And You Can Too!

Are You Thinking of Increasing Your Readership by Joining a Facebook Group? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Why I Illustrate My Medium Posts With Dog Photos.

Should you include your email address in your Medium posts?

Buy Me a Cup of Coffee! Does This Little Fundraising Gimmick Really Work?

How I Became a Medium Sherpa. Are You a Newbie? I’m Here to Help.

Don’t Be a Medium Moocher!

Why Obsessively Checking Your Stats is a GOOD Thing.

What’s Going to Happen When Medium Dies? I’ll Tell You. Because I’ve Been There. Many Times.

My Path to Instant Curation. Everybody Has One. You Just Need to Find It.

Why Do I Always Clap 50 Times?

Watch Out for the Medium Money Gap!

Medium Sent Me a Free T Shirt. I didn’t even know that was a thing.

I’m a Lawyer. Here’s My Take on the Recent Medium TOS Changes.

Two Things You Should Never Do On Medium

Are You Thinking of Re-Publishing a Medium Post Outside of Medium? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Don’t Be a Wildly Successful Medium Jerk!

I Just Reached 2.6K Medium Followers. Here’s How I Did It.

And, finally, for a little comic relief? Here’s my most popular humor piece about Writing on Medium. And here’s another one.



( Writing Coach and Medium Sherpa Roz Warren writes for everyone from the Funny Times to the New York Times. You can reach her at this post change your life? Buy Roz a cup of coffee!)



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