The One Change To Make For Better Stats on Medium
I probably didn’t start writing on Medium at the best of times. I’m two months away from graduating from university, and if you’ve ever been in this position, you know life is chaos right now for me. I’ve always had this slightly concerning habit of increasing my workload at the absolute worst moments (see that I’ve just launched a publication that doubled my daily tasks).
Yet here I am, fervently looking for ways to grow on Medium and progress in everything I do, even though everything I do is literally everything. No busier person on a 10km radius for sure. It’s exhausting, yes, but also rewarding and fun. I’ve been on Medium for four months now and, in retrospect, this is both the best and worst year I could have chosen to do it.
Yes, I’m busy and sometimes that feels like I’m being punched from eight (or ten, 15, often 25) different directions. But it’s also a great time for me to experiment with my career options and really perfect my skills, which is what Medium has allowed me to do like no other side-hustle would have.
Back in February, two months in and feeling like my progress was frustratingly slow, though steady, I decided to look into ways to grow my reach on Medium. This isn’t entirely within the writer’s control, but there are a few things worth adding to how you normally use Medium as a writer, which can increase your stats quite quickly. This one change I’ve made in how I interact with writers on Medium, though, has shown the best and quickest result and it’s a no-brainer. Plus, it encourages support among writers, which is what Medium is all about.
Schedule Medium ‘Engagement’ in Your Daily Routine
What I call engagement on Medium basically means actively interacting with other people’s stories. I’d read in a few articles focused on Medium success that making yourself visible to other writers gains you followers and, more importantly, readers, which is what earnings on Medium are all about. But it was only after I started fully committing to it that I noticed a change.