What Does A Reader On Medium Want?

A place to publish your best work

Analyzing The Mythical Creature Known As A Medium Reader

1. They don’t like salesy stuff

They smell the pitch coming from a mile away. Their spider senses tingle when you insert a “sponsored” product. They crinkle their noses if you put an affiliate link or a patreon link on the bottom.

You dare try to make a living off of your labor? Cancelled
  1. They wanted a space where anyone could create an account, blog about whatever they wanted, and have other people read and share what they wrote about

2. They Love Listicles

I’m still guilty of creating listicles sometimes, but hey there’s a reason why everyone does it — it works.

Well, I have to at least check out THIS article — maybe I can learn how to become the next Bill Gates!
Well, I have to at least check out THIS article — maybe I can learn how to make $200,000 in a day
Well, I have to at least check out THIS article — maybe I can learn how to make a multi million dollar business
“Maybe reading this listicle will finally change my life, and it will be different from the 100 other listicles I just finished reading”

Writing About What You Want To Write About Isn’t Good Enough

If you want people to notice your writing, this is the reality you must face.

“People don’t care about what you care about. They care only if the opinion you share is valuable to them.”

Friends and family do not fit neatly into this reality(although they do operate under this rule at times), but the rest of the world surely does.

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If you want to ask me a question or simply want to talk: @ohc.william@gmail.com. I also write about a variety of other topics on greaterwillproject.com!

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