Medium is changing

Here's how it will affect writers

Contrary to the common wisdom, Medium is still a startup.

And this means it’s still going through rapid stages of evolution. (However, its mission – make the Internet what it was designed to be – stays intact.)

Exactly one year ago – when I came to the platform – Medium introduced payouts based on reading time. For those that came this year, it used to be that Medium paid for claps.

Now, we have a new change: and it’s design-related.

Here’s how Medium will look like:

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You can read more about this change on Ev William (Medium CEO) blog.

What will it change for us, writers?

Personally, I think it’s great.

It will (finally) allow writers to stop obsessing over “packaging” their articles. 

There will be less clickbait, more meaningful content, and a better experience for all parties.

Let me show you what I mean.

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