No More Clap-and-Run: How to Gain Real Fans and Boost Reading Time

It’s time to bring the magic back to Medium

Rui Alves
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6 min readDec 3, 2022


Photo by Daniel Lincoln on Unsplash (adapted with Canva)

I’m sure many of you have noticed that Medium has been having some issues lately. Like many other social networks, our platform has been plagued by bots and spammers for months, and it’s become increasingly difficult to find stories that are worth reading.



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Rui Alves

Life coach, teacher, army veteran morphing into a digital nomad & pathfinder. Published author, alchemist of sound and Gen-AI artist minting images with words.