Are Changes on Medium Driving You Nuts?

It just means you are clueless

Mateja Klaric
5 min readOct 19, 2020


The only constant is change, and that’s even more true on Medium. As soon as you become too comfortable here, as soon as you think you’ve got this and start getting followers and making some money, the one thing you can be sure of is that it won’t last.

The latest deluge of criticism and even rage of some writers over the recent changes thus made me laugh. Not because it would be funny, but because I’ve been here for about 7+ years and I’ve seen all this before.

A bit of history

I started to write here before it was trendy to be on Medium. This was well before they started to pay writers and charge readers. It was a time of sharing our words for free, for the sake of sharing and connecting with others.

It was an amazing platform unlike anything I’ve seen before. Like so many other writers before and after me, I fell in love with it. And then they did it for the first time. Bam, they changed the rules overnight and without asking us, writers, for any kind of feedback.

First, there was a layoff of half of their staff. They were done with ads and they wanted to try something new. The investors were pushing for monetization and wanted to see some ROI.