My first article published on Medium yesterday. I have been quite skeptical about posting articles on Medium. Many of the articles I so far read are OK but most I read are provocative and not necessarily in a positive way.
Out to Make Money or to Challenge?
Some authors write–I think–just to make money. Yep. Money. Medium pays for writing articles by the number of “claps” an article likes. The claps are synonymous with Facebook likes, except the Medium pays for the claps. I have forgotten what I read about how much and when they pay, but yet, my article sports many claps too. Some articles are very short and clearly seek sensationalism, such as this one, a short and meaningless article, or this one, a rather unusually weird article, each already with thousands of claps–whatever that turns out to mean.
Of course, I found many excellent and very useful articles too and some that are controversial and can start off a good debate. Here is a silly controversial one to which I added a comment. And, interestingly, my comment nearly has as many claps as the actual article… that ought to say something about the article. Here is an excellent article to which I have also posted a comment–in a debate form.
Of all the articles I so far read and commented on, only one author took her time to respond and have a friendly debate/discussion over the subject. I am very curious if anyone comments on what I wrote. And if they do, I hope the comments will not be the same as I see popping up all the time, which is “click bait”…
I sure hope no one thinks that an explanation about how ketosis should be applied to migraines is a click-bait article.
Comments are welcomed, as always, and are monitored for appropriateness