Writing Updates For Two Platforms

Most of my blog posts this month have been on Medium.com under my name. I had another good month on the platform with over 4300 hundred views and 2.1K reads with still a few days left in the month. This is well over the readership I accrue on WordPress.

There were two separate periods when my writing must have been picked up for further distribution because my stats soared during a cluster of days each time. Medium administration has decided to not label articles as “picked for further distribution” any longer so one has to intuit when it happens. I am doing that by following my stats.

The days with the most views/reads this month were September 5th, September 10th, and September 23rd. The days following those dates were also high-view/read days. Some of the posts that have contributed to these stats are:

Tremendous Nature Scapes: Scenes from Maine, Part II.

four story white lighthouse on Maine’s Rocky Coast against a blue sky
Pemaquid Point Light, Maine. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2022.
Rays of sunlight shine on Moosehead Lake with a golf course shown jutting out into the water.
Mt. Kineo golf course and view of Moosehead Lake, Maine. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2022.

I’ve been pleased with the reception I’ve gotten on Medium as well. So far, the money has not flowed in, but nor did I expect it to. I will make slightly more this month than last. It shows some progress.

I have contributed to three publications, which I did not do in August. This has helped bring me exposure as those that are regular readers of the publication are seeing my stories as well as those that are already following me.

Medium seems to be undergoing some changes right now, but since I don’t know any different I’m going with the flow. One does need to read (daily) on the sight and comment, clap, and/or follow other writers. I will say that comments, in general, seem to have more substance and, due to the site’s size, it is less clicky than some other groups I’m involved with. I see that as an advantage. Even though the site is bigger, I feel like I’m a part of it and not on the fringe — which unfortunately I’m still feeling with the other writing pages/groups to which I’ve belonged for a long time.

There are quite a few Medium members who write about nature and the outdoors and I feel like I might have a better outlet for my environmental education articles on Medium than on WordPress…

Carol Labuzzetta, MS Natural Resources, MS Nursing

Environmental educator with a passion for teaching youth using the science of awe. Traveler, Photographer, Author, Wife, Mother. Top Writer & Boosted Writer x3