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The main style of Medium is minimalistic, with a lot of white space and a limited number of formatting options, in order to emphasise the value of what you’re saying. You’d like to use Comic Sans for the header? You simply cannot. It’s impossible to design something like this on the medium. However, for Medium users, this is just one of many small quirks. However, there’s a lot to learn if you are just getting started on the site. Let’s get started, shall we?

What Is Medium?

Open to everyone, Medium is a place where anybody can share their stories, thoughts, and ideas. Individual contributors can write on a wide range of subjects, including everything from mental health to social media to current events and productivity tips.

Writing for Medium

Anyone with a Medium account can write for Medium; there is no further vetting process. Creating an account is as simple as signing up for a free Medium account (or paying the $5/month fee for unrestricted access). However, you must follow all of Medium’s rules and guidelines for posting material. As an example, you cannot promote content that is deemed to be offensive or inflammatory on your Medium account. Social media interactions cannot be bought or sold, on or off-platform. It’s also forbidden to post any content that falls within the umbrella of affiliate marketing. Medium gives you the chance to expand your reach as a marketer by exposing your content to a new group of people. Longer-form, thoughtful content is the focus of this platform. That’s not the only kind of content you’ll discover on Medium, though, because it’s available to everyone.)

In this article, we will provide you with all the information you need to get started exploring Medium before you sign up and start publishing.

Writing for Medium: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Your posts should have text formatting.

By clicking on your profile symbol at the top-right of the Medium website and then selecting “Write a story,” you may access the Medium editor from the homepage and begin writing or laying out a narrative: You’ll quickly learn that Medium’s editor is quite easy to use, even if you’re not familiar with the style guide. Bold, italic, and hyperlinking are just a few of the basic formatting features that can be unlocked by simply highlighting text. In addition to the big T or the little t, you can optionally identify text as an H1 or an H2.

  1. Include photos and other media.

Copy and paste the URLs of any photos, videos, or other media (e.g., tweets) you want to include in your narrative into the Medium editor. Most of the time, the editor is able to automatically detect the format of the material and render it appropriately.

This option is also available by clicking on the + button, which opens the same menu that you used to create a separator in Step 1. Using the associated icons, you can upload an image from your computer, insert a URL to a video, or insert the embed code to another sort of media from your computer.

You can pick between two distinct sizes for displaying an image, depending on its precise dimensions when you submit it. Inserting an image will bring up a pop-up menu with these options, which include left-aligned and center-aligned alignments. In most cases, Medium will use the image’s dimensions to determine the optimal formatting option to use.

  1. Sharing and publishing draughts are both options.

Once you’ve finished your story and are satisfied with the way it looks, click on “Share” or “Publish” on the top navigation bar. You can share your story with anybody, even if they don’t have a Medium account, by clicking “Share.” Sharing a draught with others gives them the opportunity to provide feedback, too. You can add up to three tags to your article by clicking the “Publish” button, and this will open a menu from which you can choose your tags. By default, Medium suggests tags, but you can also look for existing tags or create new ones by typing in text. You can publish your tale to the world by clicking the “Publish” button after you’ve selected tags for your narrative.

  1. Analyze your progress.

Using the URL, you can observe how your stories (and answers) are performing. If you want, you can also access the “Stats” section of Medium’s home page by using the dropdown menu in the upper right corner (the bell icon). Upon reaching the “Stats” tab, you’ll see an overview of how many people have read, viewed, and recommended your stories and responses in the last 30 days. In addition, you’ll get a graph with day-by-by-day detail. Hovering the mouse pointer over a row in the graph will reveal data for that row’s associated day. Each of your stories’ data can be viewed by scrolling farther down the page. Views, reads, read ratio, and recommendations are just some of the metrics available on Medium.

A simple review of what these measurements mean is provided in the following:

  1. A story’s “views” tell us how many people have looked at the story’s page.
  2. Reads: A rough estimate of the number of people who read a tale from beginning to end.
  3. Ratio of people who actually finish reading a piece of content (i.e., the difference between reads and views). When it comes to evaluating how a story ranks on Medium, this ratio is critical, according to Ev Williams.
  4. The number of people who have recommended a story.
The Medium App 

Consider downloading the Medium app if you prefer to consume and interact with content while on the go. With a mobile-first design, the app offers the same articles and material as the desktop version. Your interests will be surfaced in the app’s content. Depending on the tags, publications, or authors you’re following, these curated lists are generated. It’s also possible to discover new stuff by using the app’s Explore feature. Using the app, you can interact with other Medium users and jump into conversations as they unfold, just like on the desktop.

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