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Boost Your Medium Visibility: 12 Essential Tips for Writers


Enhance Your Writing with These Formatting Strategies. Even the most engaging writing can be overshadowed by poor formatting. On the other hand, strategic formatting enhances readability and keeps your audience engaged.

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

1. Pair Your Title with a Subtitle

Capture attention from the start. Titles and subtitles are crucial for making your story stand out in crowded digital spaces. They play a significant role in click-through rates on platforms like social media and search engines.

When drafting your article in Medium’s editor, follow these steps to format your subtitle: Begin by typing your main title, press enter to proceed to the next line for your subtitle, and once typed, highlight the entire subtitle text. Then, select the small “T” icon from the formatting toolbar to apply the subtitle format.

A helpful gif tutorial below demonstrates this process in action.

2. Incorporate a Kicker for Creativity

Add a unique touch with a kicker above your title for additional flair. This feature requires specific steps to activate in the Medium editor, but it can significantly enhance the visual appeal of your story’s introduction.

To apply a kicker in your Medium article, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by typing your main title and subtitle.

  2. Place your cursor just before the first character of your main title.

  3. Press Enter to move your title and subtitle to the next line.

  4. Move back to the line above and type your kicker.

  5. Highlight the entire kicker text.

  6. Click on the small “T” icon in the formatting options to apply the kicker formatting.

For visual guidance, refer to the accompanying gif tutorial below.

3. SEO-Optimize Your Title and Subtitle

You can customize your story’s title and subtitle for external visibility, such as on search engines or social media previews, by accessing Medium’s display title and subtitle settings. This helps improve your story’s searchability and reach.

  1. Open Menu: Click on the “…” icon at the top right.

  2. Edit Title: Select “Change display title/subtitle”.

  3. Set Subtitle: Type in your desired subtitle and save.

For visual guidance, refer to the accompanying gif tutorial below.

4. Arrange Images in a Grid

Present multiple images in a grid format for a visually appealing layout. This technique enhances the storytelling experience by showcasing related images together.

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5. Link Images

Embed links in your images to connect readers to additional content, like your Instagram page or website.

Shortcut: press Ctrl+K or ⌘+K

6. Optimize Image Loading Times

Use a free website like

7. Utilize Free Stock Images

Access high-quality images from free stock photo sites like Unsplash or Pexels to add visual interest to your stories without the cost.

Reference links: Unsplash, Pexels, Burst, The Stocks, Pixabay

8. Embrace Drop Caps and Quotes

Use drop caps to make the first letter of a paragraph stand out and vary quote styles to highlight key insights, adding elegance and emphasis to your writing.

9. Customize Your Story Link

Tailor your story’s URL for memorability and brand consistency, making it easier for readers to find and share your content.

  1. Open Menu: Click on the “…” icon at the top right.

  2. Enter More Setting

  3. Scroll down to Advanced Settings

  4. Select Custom

  5. Customize the story URL

10. Incorporate Code Blocks

Use code blocks to share code snippets or emphasize text, enriching your technical or instructional content.


        "date": "2024-01-18",
        "temperatureC": -2,
        "temperatureF": 29,
        "summary": "Warm"
        "date": "2024-01-19",
        "temperatureC": 24,
        "temperatureF": 75,
        "summary": "Chilly"
    // More forecasts...

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For visual guidance, refer to the accompanying gif tutorial below.

11. Mention Users and Embed Content

Tag other Medium users to engage with the community and embed external content like tweets or videos to enrich your stories.

Shortcut: Type @ and then add the username

12. Monitor Word Count

Keep track of your story’s length to maintain focus and ensure readability.

Shortcut: Ctrl+A or ⌘+A

Steps to write for C# Programming

Hello there! I’m Sukhpinder Singh, the proud curator of a C# publication that’s gathered a vibrant community of about 2.8k followers. We’re on the hunt for stories that dazzle our readers.

Got a tale to tell or a draft that’s ready to dazzle? Fantastic! Shoot it over to me at Let’s make sure your story aligns with our ethos.

Once we’ve given your submission the green light, you’ll be welcomed aboard as one of our esteemed writers. Then, the stage is yours to publish away. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

Steps to publish

  • Open your story and click the “…” button at the top to enter edit mode.

  • Choose “Add to publication” from the menu.

  • Select the “C# Programming” publication and confirm.

  • Click “Submit” at the top, then “Submit to publication” on the following screen.

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