Why writing on Medium is a bad idea. Medium, a platform for social journalism, attracts writers of varying
abilities with the promise of a readership. However, the platform’s emphasis on metrics such as social media likes
and followers may result in a degradation of content quality. Even when basic grammar and punctuation are
completely ignored, redundant and poorly researched writing is still rewarded. This highlights a fundamental flaw
in the way social journalism operates.
After his Medium postings did not gain audience or earnings, Terry Trueman embarks on a quest to make Medium
produce readers mustering all his experience that got him published in 1998. "I had a successful decade and a half
before Medium! The power of authorship will prevail!" He ralllies his fellow authors. What often makes good
writing deters success on Medium due to user generate wisdom that proliferates poor search engine results. Follow
Terry Trueman on this journey through the digital void.
When you start writing on Medium, it’s fun but soon devolves into a lot of work to get people to read your stuff.
Soon you realize all effort is in vain because no one is even reading. Like a ship lost at sea, writing on Medium
starts off as an exciting adventure, but soon devolves into a desperate struggle to be seen.
This humorous and sarcastic article mocks the common practice of using sex as a way to attract more readers and
viewers to online content. The author claims that sex is the ultimate marketing tool, and that he has decided to
use it to boost his blog’s popularity. He then proceeds to write a series of absurd supposedly sexy stories.
One of the challenges that online writers face is the awareness that their writing, like everything else, will
eventually end. This can cause sadness and loss, especially when writing about loved ones. However, this can also
be a source of joy and strength, as writing can help them cope with mortality and celebrate life.
A hilarious take on why literary fiction writers look down on genre fiction. An in-depth analysis of the
differences between genre and literary fiction, and why some writers of literary fiction may view genre fiction as
escapist in nature.
Vincent Triola compares contemporary writing to the meditation and prayer of medieval monks when replicating
books. He suggests that the dread of the arduous, repetitive process manifests similarly in modern content
creators, worsened by their desire to author original manuscripts. Although the thought of endlessly repeating
mindless writing and having no readers is enough to make one drink, it has an unexpected benefit.