At some point you have to grow your readers, live with them or die without them. The best part about responding to other people's content on Medium? Your answers turn into stories. Ev Williams further explains the reasoning behind the response function. The short version: No one will see your answers unless they follow you or recommend your answer. That shouldn't stop you from commenting, but embracing it with one goal: constant, never-ending engagement with the writer and, potentially, his followers. Advertising Continue reading below Elizabeth Tobey, Head of Community Management at Medium, is worth following to read her responses. Each is authentic, meaningful, and written as if to become a story. Here's an excerpt from one of his answers below: A 12-Step Guide to Growth on Medium | SEJAnother way to engage with other people's content on Medium is to highlight your favorite quote or phrase from their story.
A 12-Step Guide to Growth on fax list Medium | SEJ Or, recommend it using the heart icon at the bottom. Advertising Continue reading below And don't forget to respond and engage with your content once users start engaging. Present your story Annoyed by your latest replies on the Medium post in addition to your latest stories? Yeah, I've been there. After posting new content on Medium, go to your profile and click the down arrow. Here you will be able to see the option to appear at the top of your profile. This gives readers who land on your Medium homepage first access to your favorite content. Here he is in action on Lauren Holliday's Medium profile: A 12-Step Guide to Growth on Medium | SEJ Submit content to publications Finding the right publication to submit your story to on Medium can make or break your reach.
Luckily, the great folks at Grow and Convert have put together a spreadsheet of all Medium posts, with follower counts and descriptions, to help us figure out which post to submit to. Here's Grow and Convert's article on getting your Medium posts spreadsheet. Advertising Continue reading below Some notable publications: Matter Editor's Picks What I learned today The StartUp Submit with caution! You need to be selective about the posts you submit to. before submitting. Remember that you want to get the right kind of exposure. Share your average story in other communities It's not enough today to write amazing content. Today you have to share it on social networks, put it in your favorites and publish it in other communities. Publishing a story on Medium is no different than publishing an article on your website blog. It still needs to be shared to drive traffic to it.