About 2 months ago I have written a short article expressing how much of the really good and researched quality content on Medium can not only sometimes be overlooked but also undervalued as well as rewarded for that fact. I do know that most people write their articles around 1500 words which should come to a 7-minute read which is perfect I would say however, you need to understand that there are certain topics in which you need a lot of detail in order to give a full and high-quality description or analyses.
I have started doing a lot of business case studies analyses as well as marketing analyses that can reach up to even 4000 words because of the complexity. Describing contemporary theories does require much in-depth description as well as showing plus explaining a lot of the material presented as a justification.
As you can image this takes a lot of time as well as effort and most of the time such pieces do not do as well as you would expect for the amount of time you would put towards them.
Hard work finally pays off
I have seen so many writers that were upcoming and actually put a lot of time in their writing even if they did not have much time but, sadly they have quite because the saw that their work is not valued (at least not on this platform). By offering an intrinsic reward you feel as you work is worth a lot more and with this change of the system, you can finally feel the value of people reading your work and offer more importance towards the read ratio.
I get at least 500 views a day and from those 500 views around 300 of them read and I believe that if they have been counted as reads that means that the audience actually takes their time to read the whole thing and not just scan through it for interesting things that they can highlight.
I do not want to have my work out there just to make a financial gain, I want my work to actually impact people in a positive or informative way from where I can change their way of thinking for the better.
I hope that this system will bring people to actually interact more with our stories in terms of commenting more so we as writers can understand what we are doing well as well as what we can improve based on what our audience would like to see or what they are attracted by.
Keep the audience interested
Now I know that a lot of you will start writing longer pieces as they are expected to do better but for those that are not used to writing very long or extensive pieces do take care of the way you write. You want to keep it entertaining, exciting for the reader. Give the reader a reason to want to engage with you to a level where he is so fond of the topic discussed that he wants to know even more.
If you see that it is becoming a drag to make your stories longer than do not do it. Don’t risk lowering the quality of your writing just to make things longer. I believe that extensive writing is a skill that can be acquired by all however it takes time and a lot of practice.
This is where writing about what you are interested in and the topic you love really matters as the more you like a certain topic the more likely it is that you have a wider knowledge of that topic, therefore, it is easier for you to build more content and develop. It is not only the audience that matter but also you as a writer, you need to love your craft in order to offer your readers the best quality in writing.