hey Indi! this is a remarkable success story! here I am earning a few bucks each for my poems and wordplay, so I must admit I’m a bit jealous but mostly happy for you : ) yes there is a lot that has been said recently about how the cards are stacked against poets & creatives, and that it’s all about maximizing “time spent reading”, i.e. eyeball hang-time.

what jumps out about your featured story (the Apple / Jony Ive piece) is that it isn’t part of a publication, and it isn’t particularly long (4 min), yet you’ve made <$200 this month alone. so there are lessons to be learnt: I am guessing that the choice of topic, Business, Tech, Gadgets and the excellent engagement in terms of # of responses is what is rewarded by the paywall algorithm.

do you promote your content outside of Medium in any significant way?

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