100 word articles no longer 💯?
Why recent Medium changes may have affected some authors more than others
I wonder if the 100 word articles were getting claps but minimal read time. That would have paid pretty well under the old system.
Meanwhile articles that were getting read but not clapped are making more for people now under the new system.
I also think the daily statistics may have changed things. Instead of knowing definitely how a Medium member spent their $5 a month, the algorithm now has to guess day-to-day how much said member will read during the month.
I’ve read that there’s a familiarity and name recognition bias as well among curators — which is why publishing frequently and consistently on Medium week in and week out seems to be the best strategy for the platform.
I hope things pick up for you Jimmy Doom !!
Selfie of the author