I’m glad I stumbled on your article.

I did a similar analysis of Medium’s “Featured Stories” selected by Medium’s curation team between August 1-18 in 2019 that shows how much things have changed on Medium.

Here are the main stats:

Only 6 of Medium’s 205 “best stories” came from the 230,000 writers who did NOT write for a Medium-owned publication.

That left one story being written by a single and relatively “unknown” author (it was subsequently published in a Medium-owned publication).

Here are your chances to be published as a “best story” on Medium:

  • Write an article NOT published and pimped by Medium: 2.92%
  • Write an article published by a minor, group-run publication: 1.95%
  • Write an article just by yourself: 0.48%

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