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Tips and Tricks for Medium Writers

Make the best out of Medium as a writer with these hints

Create lists. You can start a bulleted list by typing a dash or asterisk. Then, just start typing your first item. Once you hit Enter, the list will be reformatted for you automatically. To start a numbered list, type “1.” and your first item.


Image options. In the Medium editor, click on any image to bring up the menu that allows you to change its size and position.

Publishing your story

Revision history. Click on the […] in the upper right corner of the editor, and then on Revision history to see the version history of your story. You can then view or revert to an earlier version of your story.

Checking on/Influencing your story’s impact

Pin a story on your profile. Click on the three-dot menu next to any story on your profile page to pin it so that it occupies the top spot. If you don’t select one to pin, your most recent post will appear at the top of your profile.


Share your draft to get feedback. To generate a link to your draft, click on the […] button in the upper right corner of the editor, and then click Share draft. Using this link, others will be able to read your draft (and even leave private notes if they have a Medium account).

Additional Resources

Getting started on Medium. For a quick overview of writing and earning on Medium, check out this FAQ.

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