HOW TO START A BLOG ON MEDIUM IN 3 EASY STEPS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTION ON THE PLATFORM)

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What do the White House, The Startup, and my cousin Albert all have in common?

Well, they all publish content on Medium.

For the White House, that content includes State of the Union Addresses and policy announcements. The Startup, Medium’s largest publication for makers, meanwhile, manages the life, work, and tactics of entrepreneur around the globe.
My sweet cousin Albert? He publishes reviews on the latest trends and technology.

The founder of Medium, Evan Williams said when he first launched the platform back in 2012, “Medium is a social publishing application that is open for all beyond ages, and home to a diverse array of stories, ideas, and perceptions.”

Let me describe Medium in a nutshell, “It is not about who you are or whom you know, but what you have to say.”

To help highlight the importance of what it is you are saying, the overall design of Medium is minimal, containing lots of white space and limited formatting options available. Medium has its own basic yet perfect design.

But that’s just one of many little shades that come with the domain for Medium users. In fact, if you’re just a beginner on the platform, there’s a fair amount to learn before you hit publish. Let’s dive into it.

HOW TO START A BLOG ON MEDIUM: THE BEGINNERS GUIDE FOR ALL

Whether you’re looking into Medium for its publishing abilities or you just want to learn more about the application before you set up an account and start a blog on medium, luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive into the ultimate beginner’s guide on how to start a blog on medium. Follow the mentioned tutorial and get going.

  1. GETTING STARTED WITH MEDIUM
    a) Signup for New Account
    b) Follow People, Publication Channels, Tags
  2. HOW TO INTERACT WITH PUBLISHED CONTENT
    a) Recommending, Sharing & Book-marking
    b) Highlighting
    c) Writing Responses
  3. HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH CONTENT ON MEDIUM
    a) Formatting Text
    b) Adding Images & Media
    c) Publishing Content
    d) Measuring Results
  1. GETTING STARTED WITH MEDIUM

a) Signup for New Account

Before you learn how to start a blog on medium, the foremost step is to create an account on the platform. Luckily, you can set-up your new account in less than a minute by going to Medium.com. What next? Clicking the “Get started” button in the center of the page or the Sign in / Sign up link available at the top of the page. Fortunately, Medium allows you to sign up, from 4 different options including Facebook, Twitter, Google, and email.

What we recommend, Sign up for Medium using your Twitter or Facebook account. In this way, all your existing connections from both Twitter and Facebook who are on Medium will automatically follow your account once it’s created. This saves you the difficulty to build up an entirely new audience from scratch.

b) Follow People, Publication Channels, Tags

On Medium platform, the content that shown up in your newsfeed comes not only from the accounts of the people and organizations you follow but also from the publications and tags you follow. The medium allows you to follow people along, publications and tags. Furthermore, when you search for content on Medium, people, publications, and tags all appear in the results.

Regardless of your objectives or intentions, here are some of the most common Medium publications recommended by Hubspot.com for you to relish and or get motivated by.
 Back channel
 Life Learning
 Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking
 Bright
 Personal Growth

2. HOW TO INTERACT WITH PUBLISHED CONTENT

a) Recommending, Sharing & Book-marking

The “Recommend” option is referred to as “Like” of the Medium world. It’s a way to express that you appreciate the content that someone has published. In the same way, Medium allows you to share published content on other social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. In addition, Medium as the great platform allows you to bookmark the stories for later reading by simply clicking the “Bookmark” icon. Once you bookmark any content, it will appear on your “Bookmark Section” which is easily accessible from Medium’s homepage.

b) Highlighting

In addition to recommending, sharing and bookmarking Medium published content, you can open an advanced level of interaction by selecting a piece of text with your pointer. Once you’ve highlighted particular text, a pop-up menu will appear that bounces you four choices.

• Highlight: If you highlight any text, a publisher will get a notification when a section of that story is highlighted.

• Response: Hitting the “Speech bubble” icon will let you inscribe a response to the story you’re reading.

• Text Shot: Snapping the Twitter icon will create a “Text Shot,” which is a like a tweet that automatically pulls in the text you’ve highlighted as a screenshot.

• Private Note: Hitting the “Lock” icon available, will let you send the writer of the content a private note.

c) Writing Responses

Medium responses are bit different from traditional blog comments, for it provides you more facilities and control. Writing responses can be a great way to involve individuals on the platform.

The good news is we have covered two out of 3 easy steps of our guide on how to start a blog on medium. And we hope you are getting almost your every query about how to start a blog on medium.

Without any further delay let’s dive into the 3rd step of our ultimate guide on how to start a blog on medium.

3. HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH CONTENT ON MEDIUM

a) Formatting Text

Formatting text means, all the tools available at the Medium platform for you to write your posts or stories. From Medium homepage, there are two sections where you can open Medium’s editor and start starting your story. In order to go to the editor section, simply click on your profile picture, a drop-down menu will appear. In the drop-down menu list, you will find “New Story” click this option and start writing your own story. Luckily, Medium’ editor is enriched with the latest editorial tools.

b) Adding Images and Media

Further, the medium allows you to insert images and other media files in your story. Adding images and media enhance your content in the best way possible. Medium’s editor allows various formatting option in order to create the best look and feel of your story.

c) Publishing Content

When you have finished writing your story and are satisfied with how everything appears, head up to the top navigation bar where you’ll discover two choices: “Share” and “Publish.”

Ticking “Share” button will produce a link to the draft of your story, which you can share with anybody, even if they don’t have a Medium account. Meanwhile, clicking the “Publish” button will open up a menu where you can add up to three relevant tags for your story to reach out wider audience.

d) Measuring Results

If you want to see, how your stories are performing around the application. Go the “Stats” page in order to find out an aggregate number of views, reads, and recommends your stories have received over the past days.

So, this is the end of the ultimate guide on how to start a blog on medium. From getting started with medium to how to interact with published content to how to write and publish on medium, this guide answer you’re every query about how to start a blog on medium.

This introductory yet complete guide on how to start a blog on the medium will help you start your own blog at Medium, free of cost.

Here are the topnotch reasons why you should use Medium as the blogging platform:
 A built-in Audience
 Gain New Social Media Followers
 Run Your Own Publication
 Minimum Effort with No Cost

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