How I Achieved a 100% Curation Rate on Medium

This is not a joke

Photo by Pepi Stojanovski on Unsplash

I’ve been writing my whole life. I wanted a stable life though, one in which I didn’t have to struggle or live paycheck to paycheck. I watched my sister struggle as a freelance journalist and I knew I didn’t want that, so I took the nursing route, and like it as I may, I needed something more creative in my life.

Insert Medium.

While perusing the site as a newbie I’ve noticed, and who hasn’t, that there are a million articles on Medium which discuss how to win claps, make money, improve your overall success, and even hack your medium statistics. They want to tell you which adds to buy and who to follow for those reciprocative followers. Well here’s the deal, if you want your story to get out there on Medium, you have to have a good curation rate. It’s basic math.

All of these are click bait sort of articles. Some offer genuinely helpful material, sure. But why waste your time trying to look better on your stats page? Oh yeah, that’s right, money. And of course, there are some of you who want to get a message out there. I’m the latter, so here I share my secret.

In order to achieve a 100% curation rate on Medium, I worked my ass off. Just kidding. I did write a popular first article though and it was good enough to be curated.

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, one story + one curation = 100% curation rate.

Now, if you would like to hear how I obtained a 50% curation rate I can tell you, just know that you’ll have to do the math yourself this time.