By: Megan Neely
English majors, Professional Writing majors and anyone with writing aspirations, I encourage you to check out this amazing website, Medium.com. Utilized through your Twitter account, the website aims to share stories and ideas that are longer than 140 characters. This process allows the writer to contribute their thoughts online, and the website helps them promote and find their right audience, for free!
Like a blog?
NO! It’s even better because it’s a collaborative process. To quote the website’s creator, Ev Williams, writer’s fuse together to form a dynamic whole. Williams is the same creator that invented the internet sensation Blogger.com in 1999 with two of his friends.
Medium is built for everyone to share their ideas. The website will format all your words and photos into an organized and professional manner. This is a great way for young writers to publish their stories and begin developing their own readerships. By linking your content through Twitter, you can connect to readers and other writers and share. Writers can allow readers to comment on their work and offer feedback while remaining in control about what content is seen. It’s social media functioning at its best.
Another function of Medium is that they are also supporting great writers with a paycheck. You can pitch your idea to the content editors of the site, and they’ll pay a competitive rate for exceptional journalism or enlightening stories.
As a collective university, you are all filled with thought-provoking content. Help yourself by developing your writing skills and getting your content published. However you can always use the website to find some interesting reads and learn about new topics!