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A Storm Is Brewing on Medium In 2024 (and I Feel Fine)

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As we step into the year 2024, Medium is undergoing a significant shift.

A storm is brewing, and writers must take notice of the changing winds if they wish to succeed on this platform.

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Medium has long been a hub for a diverse range of content, from instructional articles to personal narratives.

However, the tides are turning, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that the emphasis is shifting towards personal stories.

If you’re a writer who aspires to thrive on Medium in 2024, it’s crucial to understand these shifts and adapt accordingly.

Here are some key points to consider:

The Power of Personal Narratives

In this era, the power of personal narratives cannot be overstated. Readers are craving stories that resonate on a deeply personal level.

They want to connect with the experiences, emotions, and perspectives of the writers they follow.

Medium curators are actively seeking raw and vulnerable stories that allow readers to relate, find comfort, and gain inspiration.

A Shift Away from Instructional Content

While instructional and educational content (like the one I share) still has its place on Medium, it’s no longer the primary focus.

Writers who primarily offer directives and advice may find it challenging to gain visibility.

The platform now values personal experiences and storytelling as a means of forging a genuine connection between writers and readers.

Finding Balance

For writers who have traditionally focused on teaching and instructing as I do, finding the right balance between instruction and personal connection is key.

Consider infusing your teachings with personal anecdotes, relatable examples, or storytelling techniques.

This approach allows you to continue providing valuable insights while engaging your audience on a more personal level.

Minimizing Calls-to-Action

Calls-to-action (CTAs) have their place in marketing (and newsletter emails), but on Medium, they can be seen as disruptive.

Minimizing or eliminating excessive CTAs in your articles can create a more immersive and authentic reading experience.

This aligns better with the evolving preferences of Medium’s audience and curators.

It’s essential to adapt to the changing landscape

A storm is indeed brewing in 2024, and it rewards writers who embrace the art of personal storytelling.

Whether you’re sharing your experiences, delving into your emotions, or offering a glimpse into your unique perspective, the key to success on Medium now lies in your ability to connect with your readers on a personal level.

So brace yourselves for this exciting shift on Medium.

Embrace vulnerability, share your personal stories, and cultivate connections with your audience.

In doing so, you’ll be well-prepared to weather the storm and thrive in the evolving landscape of Medium in 2024.

IMHO.

With this story, I don’t want to tell you how you should “do” Medium.

I’ve been writing on Medium for three years now and there’s no right way to “do” Medium! All I do is share what I see, read and learn while writing here. And of course, I know that my meta stories about Medium or Substack or building an online business won’t get Boosted 😀

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Curators are looking for writers who share their experiences and perspectives, rather than telling readers what they should or shouldn’t do. haha

If you still like reading my “advice”, follow me or “Online Writing and Blogging Made Easy” for more. Otherwise, you won’t see my stories in your feed since they are all network-only. Meaning you have to be part of my network to see them.

Do you also feel this storm brewing on Medium?

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