Now this is good Medium advice, Jakub Ferencik.

You know, I recently made the mistake of signing up for an email “tutorial” from a popular writer on Medium who used to be a featured writer for The Huffington Post.

The guy promises to teach his followers how to “slay” Medium.

His advice is the opposite of yours. He’s crass and interested in popularity for the mere sake of popularity. He recommends all sorts of techniques for calling attention to oneself — without a moment’s reflection on why or on purpose.

He seems to believe that writing is an end to itself rather than a means of communicating something important.

I am so glad I stumbled across you and your writing. Those of us who care about meaningful content need to stick together!


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