How to successfully build a following on Medium.

Artsy Fartsy Parrot Mama
4 min readApr 4, 2022

It’s not hard. But it does require consistency.

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Yesterday, Peter Murphy became my 1,000th follower.

(Hi, Peter! Can’t wait to get to know you better!)

While I celebrate that milestone, I know it could have happened a lot sooner if I had just put in the work.

I would love to be one of those Medium authors that makes $10,000 per month on a single article.

But my monthly checks from Medium barely cover a cup of coffee. It is entirely discouraging.

One time, a long time ago, I read an article by a successful Medium author who recommended three very simple steps:

  • Follow 100 Medium authors every day
  • Interact with their content (comment, share, highlight, etc.)
  • Write one new Medium article every day.

I was going along with him until I got to the last bullet point.

One article per day? In addition to my full time job? Good grief.

But like a good student, I diligently started on the first bullet point.

These were my experiences.

Follow 100 Medium Authors Every Day.



Artsy Fartsy Parrot Mama

Book nerd and freelance writer finding gold in ordinary places. And I always follow back.