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What We’re Reading: Find your new favorite publication

Adrienne Gibbs
The Medium Blog
Published in
4 min readMar 24, 2024


Hi everyone,

Did you know that there are 4,500 active publications on Medium? Finding and following a pub (or two, or three) that matches your interests will level up your experience on the platform, bringing you more stories you’ll want to read and connecting you with a community of passionate writers. For inspiration, take a look at the list of the hundred publications that attended our first Pub Crawl earlier this week.

It was a real treat to witness a few thousand writers and editors gather online to talk shop, exchange stories, and share writing advice. We haven’t held such a big event since Medium Day 2023, and it was a joy to see editors take some time out of their day to tell writers and readers what they have to offer. (Also, if you’ve ever wanted to write on Medium and didn’t know where to start, I suggest bookmarking that list of publications.)

Some Pub Crawl-adjacent stories that are worth a read:

Have you recently found a new favorite publication on Medium? If so, reply to this email. I’d love to hear about your discovery and experience.

Have a great weekend.
Adrienne Gibbs, Director of Content @ Medium

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What We’re Reading

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Why Study 13th-Century Arab-Islamic Philosophy From al-Andalus?

Published by Linda Margaret in Brain Labs

The internet is the ‘fast food’ of the research world: lots of cheap, empty calories that are easy to swallow and have lasting implications for the health of the individual and society. The internet tastes good going down but not so much when it comes up.

Showing off his bright green plumage in the sunlight. | Photo credit: Anne Bonfert

A Cheeky Bird Home to the Southern Alps

Published by Anne Bonfert in Simply Wild

It was when we were in the lush forest when the shrieking keaa sound echoed between the trees and all of a sudden I got excited about finally seeing the bird. Even if only in flight.

Photo by Kevin Canlas on Unsplash.

10 Questions High Performers Ask Themselves Every Monday

Published by Tony U. Francisco in High-Performance Lifestyle

3. How can I step out of my comfort zone this week?

Growth occurs at the edge of comfort. High performers understand this and seek opportunities to challenge themselves, whether through new projects, learning new skills, or tackling complex problems.

For today’s Final Word, take a look at this fiction piece in The Interstitial.

“I keep brokenheartedness nearby. It is good to know I can break. Be human at least one more day. The transformation not yet complete. There is a shift that happens in a man where he stops concerning himself with what he could have and starts concerning himself with what he has.

I am tired. The way of an old cathedral. The way of a farmer’s dusty dog. Still walking in life. Still reaching. But not running after anything. Experience lends patience. If it is here today it will be here tomorrow. True of problems but not people. It would be more true to say that people may not be here tomorrow but the right people will be here tomorrow. Time does the straining. Time puts people where they belong. Wherever they go. After the straining I have never known what to do with people.”

Read the rest of the story here.



Adrienne Gibbs
The Medium Blog

Director of Content @Medium. Award-winning journalist. Featured in a Beyoncé reel. Before now? EBONY, Netflix, Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe.