Medium vs. Substack for the Working Writer

Community, opportunity, and frustration

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I have been writing on Medium through these long covid months. I’ve written as many as two dozen pieces some months, though that number has declined through patches of being busy with work — teaching and writing. I have not had one piece go viral, and the most I’ve made is $43 in a month. My average is more like $23. I write about writing for The…