Dear Medium, Why Do You Hate Me? Confessions of a Failed Writer

Brandt Amelia
2 min readApr 27
Photo by Yannick Pulver on Unsplash

Dear Medium,

We need to talk. It’s been a while since I started writing on your platform, and I have to say, things aren’t going as well as I’d hoped. I mean, I know I’m the best writer on the planet — my mom told me so — so why aren’t my articles going viral? And why am I making only a few measly dollars?

I’ve tried everything, Medium. I’ve poured my heart and soul into my articles, crafting them with care and attention to detail. I’ve studied the art of storytelling, honed my voice, and cultivated a loyal following. But for some reason, it’s just not working.

Is it something I said? Did I offend you in some way? Or is it just that you’re a heartless machine that doesn’t appreciate true talent?

I mean, I’ve seen some of the crap that goes viral on your platform. No offense to anyone, but some of those listicles and clickbait articles are pure garbage. And yet, here I am, pouring my blood, sweat, and tears into my work, and getting nowhere.

Don’t get me wrong, Medium. I appreciate the platform you’ve provided for me. I really do. It’s a great place to share my thoughts and ideas, and to connect with other writers and readers. But sometimes I feel like you’re just not giving me a fair shot.

I’ve heard rumors that you favor certain writers over others, that you have some kind of secret algorithm that determines who gets featured and who gets buried in obscurity. Is that true, Medium? Are you playing favorites? Because if you are, I’m not above bribing you with chocolate and compliments.

In all seriousness, Medium, I just want to know what I’m doing wrong. Is it my headlines? My formatting? My writing style? I’m willing to take constructive criticism and improve my craft. But please, just give me a chance.


A Failed Writer

P.S. If you could send me some more followers, that would be great. Thanks.

Brandt Amelia

Amelia, a writer and lover of literature.dedicates her life to the written word.