My Top 5 Most-Clapped Medium Stories — From Quaint to Quirky and Prose to Poetry to Satire
If you’re familiar with my work, you know I write over a variety of topics from Food to Fiction, Personal Essay to Satire, and Poetry to Inspiration. I’ve been writing on Medium since April, 2020. Like you, I started with 0 readers (followers) and am now up to 1300+. I joined the coveted $100 per month club (barely) in September and am on track to join again (barely) in November. I’m a Top Writer in Fiction, Poetry, Innovation, Parenting, and Satire.
Now that I have over 250 articles in my Medium catalogue, I thought it would be fun to share my Top 5 Most-Clapped stories with you, my loyal readers. My variety of subjects is reflected in my Top 5 stories — there’s a personal essay, a poem, a meta Medium story, a satirical letter about Medium, and an inspirational personal essay.
I list these in countdown order, give the publication they appear in and the reading time, along with a one-line summary.
Aimée’s Top 5 Most-Clapped Stories
This is my Runner-Up Story. Technically, it has more claps but less fans than claps in my Stats. It’s a letter to you — and me — encouraging us to embrace our unique voice when writing. Inspired Writer. 4-Minute Read.
Dear Writers, Unabashedly Share Your Unique Brand of Brilliance
You have a distinct and powerful voice — own it
This is my #5 most clapped story, an inspirational discussion and personal essay about the unfair pressure the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” puts on children and young adults. The Ascent. 8-Minute Read.
This is my #4 most clapped story, a satirical letter about curation on Medium. MuddyUm. 2-Minute Read.
Free the Curators — The Sadistic Side of Curation
Dear Writers, we have something to tell you
This is my #3 story, a reflection of my first 3 months journey on Medium. An Idea. 6-minute read. 6-Month update coming in November.
What I’ve Learned (and Earned) in 3 Months on Medium
This is not a story of instant success
This is my #2 most clapped story, a poem about how images on platforms like Unsplash and Pixaby tend to mostly collect images of slender sized, model-like women. P.S. I Love You. 1-Minute-Read.
This is my #1 most clapped story, a personal essay about my realization that my witchy nature intuition is a huge gift, with nature photos. Age of Empathy (the publication I run). 7-Minute-Read.
I think the common thread through this varied type of article is my conversational, quirky, inspirational, empathetic, and intuitive way of writing. What do you think?
You make this platform fun! I’m grateful for my readers. If you’d like to connect or collaborate, you can find me on Instagram, Twitter (personal), Twitter (Age of Empathy), LinkedIn, Facebook, Podcast Guest Appearance, and email at aimee@gramblin dot com.