5 Lessons I Learned from Writers on Medium

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1) You can write about anything

Most expert bloggers say that you should choose a niche. It’s probably good advice to stick to something you know. But, I often have ideas that I want to write about that have nothing to do with my niche. Well, the writers on Medium taught me I could do that.

2) Write for an audience not, just for yourself

The reason you’re writing on a public forum is for other people. It’s okay to share your story as long as it makes a point or people can learn something from it.

3) Posting Consistently and Often is Important

Most of the popular writers post a lot… and I mean a lot. Some of them post up to 2 or 3 times a day.

4) Formatting Posts to make them Reader-friendly

This is by far the most important lesson that I’ve learned. With the amount of content online these days, we need to make it convenient for people to read our posts.

5) The Importance of Good Titles and Subtitles

I have to admit that when I first started blogging, I didn’t bother much about subtitles or even titles. I would use a title that I thought was “cool” or intriguing and never even bother with subtitles. But, titles are not really meant to be mysterious.

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