If I may add, this debate over how to get more reads is one I have researched and tested heavily. I suggest first reading these “Rules” (NOT WRITTEN BY ME) on how to become a successful writer:
What makes an article popular on Medium? We analyzed 10,000+ data points to find out
Over the last few years Medium has quickly turned into my favorite place to publish and read. It’s a democratic haven…
For social media supremacy, you can’t go wrong with our resident God of Medium, J_W (like the Lord from the Old Testament, one should not utter his name out loud lest they be regarded as lowly CTSFers):
How I hit 500,000 views on Medium in 30 days.
These are my Medium stats for the past 30 days. I initially set out with a 30 day goal of breaking 120,000 views and 50…
My test results are documented here:
West Coast powerful writing secrets that blow away the East Coast!
NOT COOL, DUDE. TRENDING ARTICLES ARE BOGUS.
Additional research into gaining readership can be found here:
How to get a thousand little green hearts
A Mad Lib book on how to become the top writer on Medium
How to write up to 600 times better than me
A reverse engineered analysis of great writing on Medium
And when you hit bottom with your addiction to little green hearts, get help here:
Or, you can ignore all that and read even funnier stuff here, because these two gentlemen are comedy royalty on Medium: