GGood afternoon Reader,
Medium publications are literally a make-or-break for new writers. If you're a new writer, they're often the difference between 10 views and 1 follower and 200 views and 20 followers per story. I found this out the hard way when I started a brand new secret profile -- publications made SO much of a difference to my growth as a "newbie."
So why are so many publications leaving Medium? P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, and now History of Yesterday have packed up and closed their doors.
I had the chance to interview Andre, the editor of History of Yesterday, about why he took his publication off Medium. And I made a video going into the history of publications on Medium (tumultuous), if they matter to writers (they 100% still do) and what writers should do about the publication question (continue submitting to pubs if they want to grow).
Hope you enjoy:
In case the embedded video doesn't work, here's the link.
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