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Welcome to Zulie Rane’s Medium page! Updated June 14th, 2021

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Bio

Hello there! I’m Zulie Rane, freelance content creator, ghostwriter, YouTuber and cat mom. This bio is to give you a better sense of who I am and what I can do for you.

You can find more of my content on:

  • Write Your Future, a weekly newsletter I write with three other top writers on how to…


A crash course in how not to use Twitter.

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Over the weekend, Prince William was allegedly named the world’s sexiest bald man by The Independent, a pretty well-respected newspaper.

Many people looked at the tweet, laughed, and then moved on with our lives, assuming it was some weird PR stunt after the Harry and Meghan interview.

But if you actually take the time to click into The Independent article, you’ll quickly realize a few things don’t add up. Who funded this so-called study? Surely not Google. Who would honestly say Prince William is the sexiest bald man? I can’t think of many people.

It turns out it is simply…


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Ev’s email about the editorial team buyout is… pretty wild.

Weren’t we just here? Didn’t I just make a video and article about some new earth-shattering Medium update?

For those of you who aren’t in the know, Ev Williams (Medium’s CEO) dropped a pretty big bomb on us, the writers of Medium, and apparently his entire staff as well.

“We are making some changes to our editorial strategy and leadership and giving a voluntary exit option to employees who would like to take a different path,” Williams wrote in his post/email.

The upshot is that the editorial team at Medium’s…


My old daily journal was filled with complaints — and I never felt like doing it.

image of an orange journal with the word “bright” and a lightbulb icon against a yellow-and-white striped wall.
image of an orange journal with the word “bright” and a lightbulb icon against a yellow-and-white striped wall.
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I’d love to say that I’m one of those people who effortlessly journals 20 minutes a day. I’d love to claim that my daily diary habit fills me with gratitude, the opportunity to reflect, and a chance to become self-aware.

But that isn’t true. Rarely in my life have I been a regular journaler, and the few times I have, it didn’t bring the tremendous benefits it’s supposed to. I would write about all the things that went wrong or that annoyed me instead of reflecting and growing as a person.

Then, weeks, months, or even years later, I’d look…


If the founder of Twitter is minting his first-ever tweet for $2,500,000, how much can you sell your tweets for?

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Is it actually possible to make money selling your tweets? As of recently, I learned it’s possible to earn somewhere between $0 and $2.5 million. Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, is minting his first-ever tweet on the blockchain by selling it to the highest bidder (currently $2.5 million, but bidding is open until March 21st if you want to own a piece of history and have $2,500,001 lying around).

After seeing this latest development unfold on Twitter, I decided to dip my toe into crypto Twitter. As I’d recently answered the question for myself of how much a viral…


Stats are down 50%. But certain aspects are performing better than ever.

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Views are down 50%. Blogging income reduced by half. A steady downwards trend I can’t seem to stop. I made a whole video complaining about it.

It’s no lie: Medium seems to be heading down a bad slope for bloggers, a fact that has caused a lot of bloggers to wonder if writing on Medium is still worth it in 2021. I include myself in that group.

My answer to that question is yes. Despite the decreasing views, income, and opportunities, there are still 3 fantastic reasons that writing on Medium is still worth it in 2021, no matter if…


Medium is a fantastic lead generator to get more clients if you use it right.

get more clients for your coaching business by writing on medium
get more clients for your coaching business by writing on medium
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It’s incredible, when you think about it: Medium, though you might not realize it, is chock-full of readers who want to hire you. Medium also makes it very clear how to access those readers. All you have to do is provide the value.

In a recent consulting call I did, I had the opportunity to experience once again the eye-widening awe my client felt when she’d grasped exactly how powerful Medium, a humble blogging platform, was to get more clients for her coaching business.

What makes Medium such a great place to get more clients for your coaching business?

Most coaches I know go into coaching not to make a quick buck but because they…


Researchers say that without intentional time alone, you might be miserable without knowing.

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You schedule your day around other people, which means you’re lacking time alone. If you have a partner or a family, you take their needs into account. Your job, whether waged or freelance, requires you to put others first. Even your pets probably weigh in on how you spend your time.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean a lot of us are missing out on something that’s actually crucial: time alone.

In 2020 we are hyper-connected, even more so since the pandemic started and the only way to be reached is digital. We have notifications on…


These all earned over $1,000.

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This year, out of the 150-odd stories I’ve written on Medium, I’ve had 6 go what I would consider “viral.” My criterion for this is just that it’s made at least $1,000 by the royalty method — that is, in the lifetime of the Medium post, enough people have read it that it’s earned a cumulative $1,000.

I wanted to dive into my six viral blog posts, analyzing the statistics, what I think made them go viral, and how I (and hopefully you) can replicate this in the future. …

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