Comprehensive Guide to Writing a Blog Post Medium Will Curate

Medium is a platform AND a publication. Here’s exactly how to take advantage of that.

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For what it’s worth, I think it’s even more important now than it’s ever been to be curated. Curated posts have a longer life on Medium. Now that our posts are paid based on reads rather than claps, those reads further into the future mean more robust paychecks.

In my capacity as a teacher, I read a lot of Medium posts that are well written — but not quite right. In other words, there’s nothing wrong with the writer’s talent, they just haven’t quite learned how to write for Medium the publication yet.

I’ve written plenty about things like consistency and showing up to write regularly. Today I want to talk about learning how to write each individual blog post in the best possible way, so that it shines and so that it has a better of chance of being distributed by Medium to it’s readers.

That’s important for a few reasons. And there are a couple why it might not matter at all.