Medium is undergoing a lot of changes. Here’s the answer to the question whether it’s a worrying time or an evolution.

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Medium is undergoing a lot of changes. In the past few months, we have watched several big as well as small publications closing their doors.

I am sad to see these publications close. …


… to publish your work and gain 100+ followers

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You’ve decided to write on Medium. That’s awesome. Congratulations!

Now you need to make a start. In order to join the Medium Partner Program and get paid for your engaging stories you first need 100 followers.

But where to start?

One way to build an audience is to get published…


TRAVEL. LIFE LESSONS

Right before my beloved grandpa died, he gave me $2,000 cash. Here’s what I did with it.

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One sunny day in fall 2018, my grandfather suddenly stopped during our walk.

With shaky hands, he pulled an envelope out of his pocket. ‘Inside is $2,000 for you,’ he said with the sly smile I loved so much about him. ‘You want to give me $2,000? Why?’ …


and how we saved it

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You know the drill: you go to university, find a job, get married, have children, and move into a nice house or a big apartment. And once you’ve achieved these goals, you have it all. Don’t you?

By the time we were in our mid-30s, my husband and I had…


You may be thinking: Is that her real name?

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Aloha! I’m Kristina God.

Yes, it’s my real name! As an employee at Maui Airport stated, ‘apparently God is from Germany and she’s a woman.’😉

My life’s motto is: ‘In love with inspiring stories’💕, since my writing journey started early in my childhood. As soon as I could hold a pencil, I started writing short stories.

As an adult, I’ve fueled my creative hunger by studying journalism, comms, and marketing. I became a consultant, and later on, worked as a Brand Manager.

A few months ago, my husband recommended a Medium story. Immediately I fell in love with the inspiring community and I said to myself: Let’s give it a try.

Since I’m multi-passionate and play many roles, I write about parenting, love, life, & storytelling✍️.

Thanks for making my words a part of your day!


Analysis of the Medium Writers Challenge winners

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Fellow writer Elizabeth Dawber made a quick analysis of the four official prompt finalists.

Here are her takeaways in a nutshell:

  1. Small follower base — All winners had a small follower base. At 8 p.m. on 12th October, CET, Randi Ragan had only (!)7 followers.
  2. Self-published essays — All of the winning essays were self-published, meaning Randi didn’t submit her entry to a big publication but simply self-published it.
  3. Low engagement — All winning essays had zero to 3 comments for each story and no more than a couple of hundred claps each.

This shows: Starting small can still pay big!

Do you think Randi is an overnight success?

  • Randi has been a freelance creative all her working life.
  • She’s an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and book author.

This means decades of working and improving.


The bar’s open all night

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I’m not a mum who keeps mum about how breastfeeding actually plays out.

Well, from one day to the next you become a ‘milk bar’. Your baby will cry until the bar opens its doors.

Who could blame him? From the bar, your baby has a gorgeous view and the…


to publish your work, gain 100+ followers, and get started earning money

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You’ve decided to write on Medium. That’s great. Congratulations!

In order to become a member of the Medium Partner Program and get paid for your stories, you first need 100 followers.

There are many ways to build an audience and earn money on Medium.

But where to start?

Buy an…


in order to boost your success on Medium

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Each day, new writers join Medium. Each day tens of thousands of stories are published on this inspiring platform.

Many of those stories are written by newbies. When you hit the publish button for the very first time, there’s one specific tag (=keyword, label) you should use.

Recently, Medium shared…


for making it in The Top 100 of the Medium Writers Challenge

Cheers! Raise your glass
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I want to join my fellow writer friends Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles, and Yana Bostongirl in congratulating four aspiring writers from our female network on Medium.

Ali Hall, Jill (Conquering Cognitions), Kelly Eden as well as Elizabeth Dawber are semi-finalists of the Medium Writers Challenge and won $100 each!

Heartfelt congrats!🥳

Here are their outstanding essays

Jill…

Kristina God

12x Top Writer | Blogger | Passionate Writer | Marketing Manager | Top 2,000 Writer on Medium

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