About a week ago, I read an article about success on Medium. I wish I had saved it to direct people there, but I didn’t. It basically said:
- Don’t read other articles.
- Don’t comment on other articles.
- Don’t read comments to your articles.
- Save your time and energy for writing more articles. More articles = higher Medium rankings.
Of course, one still should be a reasonably good writer to find success. But I’m following a few writers that usually get more than 1000 claps. They sure post many, many articles! And often say the same thing over and over again, in slightly different ways. I just don’t want to get into this grind.
As far as being angry, I’m long over that. My product is something many people just don’t want — — yet. I’ve written about the people I’ve interacted with the past 23 years who want some kind of political solution. Yet they can’t inspect my solution.
I have posted on Dialogue & Discourse, a fairly popular political publication. But results are not much different than Political Speaking.
And I don’t think my article/titles/etc. need serious tweaking. I’ve posted the same articles on other political internet forums, and they have generated long threads of discussion (but no book sales). I’m just not on the “Medium feed” list in a serious way.
Anyways, I’m finishing my second book, which is a fictional account of how the early stage my TDG will work in the real world. It relies more on emotion than logic to make my case. It will be interesting to see how that works.
I am negotiating with another publication to put the book up. They want to make a few too many changes. So I think Politically Speaking is the likely publication. Then I can curtail my Medium activities and get on to something else .