Reader-Tested Tips To Help Boost Views, Engagement

Darrin Atkins
2 min readMar 2, 2024

Consider simplicity over complexity when it comes to creating written content on Medium

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If you are new to Medium, you might be wondering about the keys to writing success.

Believe me when I say that you’re not the only one.

But what can a new Medium writer do right away to be successful? Well, I’ve been active on the platform for a few years now and I’ve learned a few things.

Yes, I am a writer. But, more importantly, I am a reader of content and that is even more important than being a writer.

How can being a reader be more significant than doing the actual work of creating content?

Here are some ideas about that:

  • As a reader, you get to see which types of content pull you in and compel you to give up your free time and read.
  • As a reader, you can see which styles work best and whether or not you as a writer can adapt your writing.
  • As a reader, you can see the personalities that other writers input into their content and whether that has an impact on you personally.
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Back to the original question, yes there are things you can do if you are brand new on Medium and you want success sooner rather than later.

  • Dedicate a set amount of time every day for Medium, either for writing and publishing or for reading others' content.
  • Write the best content that you can muster. It really does matter.
  • Interact and support other writers.
  • Find unique story ideas.
  • Have as much fun as possible.

Some writers talk about how they are not making much money. Yes, that is a big concern for a lot of people.

I believe that the perspective should be on the fact that you are making money and that you can see how much cash each of your stories is earning over time.

Writing is a competition for yourself. Embrace the challenge every day and try to improve on any success you had last week or last month.

My advice is pretty simple. Be consistent and stay focused. Work hard and have a blast. Lastly, remember that tomorrow is a new chance at more success for you.

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Darrin Atkins

Medium writer and content producer. Tips and ideas for writing success. Suggestions for you to make more money this year. Ways to get inspired to write more now