My medium income this month was unexpected.
I only wrote 4 new stories this month.
The least I’ve written since I started on Medium a year ago.
But November has become my highest earning month thus far on this platform.
It was a good boost to my dry spell the last few months.
So what happened?
I’ve learned that a higher quantity of written stories does not equate to higher income or reads on medium.
Instead, it was articles that did well, by that I mean viral stories that for some reason Medium circulated around more than my other stories. These get views and reads, which then equates to income.
It was a tiny post that I had written for fun about how I personally don’t find metrosexual men attractive.
The story on Medium is linked below:
But for some reason, people liked reading it, and the Medium algorithm somehow favored it over the rest of the 100 over stories I had written over the year.
I actually posted this story at the end of October, but it was only by November that It started to pick up and rack up reads, before fizzling back down a month later.
It’s been a good bonus to have.
And a reminder that well written content is sometimes more important than quantity.
That, and a little bit of luck or favor from the platform algorithm.
It just so happened to make it into the ‘flavor of the month’ on Medium.