As a Writer I Unfollowed Publications, You Should Too

Photo by Luke Porter on Unsplash

I’ll keep this one short, sweet, and probably more than a little radical.

When I came back to Medium publications ruled my homepage, my suggestions, pretty much everything. I’m still working on building up my following and followed lists and I thought that a good mix of people and publications would be the way to go. So I both kept up to date and could spread my engagement to the widest range of writers.

Until I started to see a trend that all my article suggestions were overwhelmingly focused on showing publications. Considering that some people I found to follow already write for these publications, I ended up with was a list that seemed to exclude the non-publication writers I had on my list. Effectively hiding them from getting any real estate in my Medium experience.

If your as not down with this as I am, then I highly suggest you do something potentially unthinkable and unfollow publications. The funny part is that publications still take up a significant chunk of my Medium experience, however the articles are from actual people I follow and want to support with my time and attention. AND if I want to find new authors using publications I can still one click over to those pages and look through articles.

This has improved my overall experience of connecting more deeply into the writing community and that’s exactly what I want. If you do too then I invite you to give it a shot. At worst you can always go back and follow the publications again.

Unlisted

--

--

--

Fantasy Writer, Marketing Professional, Ex-Game Industry & Self-Help, here to lift up fellow writers and share insights about the craft of writing.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

THE PAST IS TENSE

My ONE Word for a New Richard and a New Year

A man stands on a mountaintop, his arms spread apart.

Best Online Dictionaries: 10 Free Tools

It’s All Online: Starting and Marketing Your Blog

Why Does Quora Keep Sending Me Questions About Narcissists?

woman sitting on floor with hands covering her face

NORTHEASTERN SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY

The Shocking Thing About My September Earnings

Trauma Is a Room Inside Your Mind — An emotional week on CRY

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
James Calderon

James Calderon

Fantasy Writer, Marketing Professional, Ex-Game Industry & Self-Help, here to lift up fellow writers and share insights about the craft of writing.