I wonder if the people who announced their participation saw the train coming
I've had two stories Boosted: one has done spectacularly (for me) well, with over 19K views in its first month. The other is around 850 views in about two weeks — still very good for me, but nothing like the first one. I can't for the life of me understand why any Medium editor would let it be known they were capable of suggesting Boosts; it would be like standing in front of a firehose and yelling, "Sure, turn it on!" Another couple of Medium mysteries . . .
My story Art in Motion got a boost. I’m in the 500 view range. It’s about my mom, her passion for art and the shoe house. I have no idea how I got boosted. However, the photo of my mom next to a sculpture in the Baltimore Museum of art garden says it all. It educates, follows a timeline, and shows how art build community. Outsider art is a thing.
When you say the publication is part of the boost program, do you mean one of the editors is a member?
3 boosted so far. 2 did well in the lower thousand range. One not great, less that 500 views. Hoping History of Women made the boost beta program. Maybe in time!
I wrote a story the way I wanted to. The CTA us how my mom lived her life.
Thank you, Linda. Great info.
Yes. It was validating. I had a writing discussion with Rui Albee about his desire to write about his mother. That became a prompt. My mother was so complex. I didn’t want to focus on her flaws.
Hey Linda, I know about these 9 pubs and could add more to the list of 30+^^ I guess for Robin and Co. it's great to get more attention for their person, writing and publication. That's why they *sell* it. As shared with Jan, I know that Medium will add more and more pubs/curators to the list. Why? Medium is trying to pick as many different corners on Medium represented as possible. I'll share more in my next video. Did you apply with History of Women too?
Still not enough to get me to return to Medium. My chances of being boosted are nil. Big sigh.
75 books published, but no luck on Medium.