Medium’s New Clickbait Rules Will COMPLETELY CHANGE the Way You Write!!!!!

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What Is Distribution?

For anyone new to Medium, “distribution” (also known as curation) is when Medium’s editors select an article to be shared throughout the site. Not all distribution is created equally though — some selected articles only show up in one or two places, while others get pushed to thousands of users. The entire process is still a bit of a black box, and an endless source of frustration for many writers.

What Are the Changes?

You can read Medium’s write-up of the changes on their official blog. The gist of it is that they’re cracking down on clickbait headlines, but loosening up all the other restrictions. This means that you’ll see a lot less articles promising the one secret to making $1,000 a day, but a lot more articles with headlines in all-caps.

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