My Views Have Plummeted — This Is How I Plan To Bring Them Back Up

The Electronic Pen
4 min readDec 1, 2022
A graph showing Medium earnings drastically dropping from September to October and also low in November.
Screenshot from author’s computer of monthly earnings

In the month of July, 2022, I was able reach 304 views in a single day — my all time high. That same month, with views, reads, fans, and followers rapidly climbing, I got into the Partner Program.

Screenshot from author’s computer of July earnings

I think that’s where the drop in stats starting happening.

I mean, it was to be expected — when you put your content behind a paywall, you’re probably going to lose the majority of your readers and views at first.

However, after making $6.29 in the month of July, I was able to make $10.79 in August and $8.70 in September.

Things were going pretty good, and I thought it was only going to get better from there.

The thing is…it didn’t.

When October came, I made a measly $1.83 after publishing an even more measly 3 articles — a pretty far cry from the 9 I had published in July and even the 6 from August.

I knew there were going to be highs and lows, and I thought November might pick things back up. As of November 25th, though, I’ve made $1.65 with 120 views. Not too pretty.

Screenshot from author’s computer of late October and November

After thinking about it for a bit, I realized that I didn’t want to give up on Medium, not let it waste away by publishing once every other week when I felt like it(which, let’s be honest, wasn’t often).

My stats had told me that publishing articles frequently and consistently has a tremendous positive impact on views and earnings, which leads me to my plan to bring my views back up.

I’m going to write 30 articles in 30 days — 1 article for every day of December with a reflection article on the 31st — to see how that improves my stats.

I’m already 99% sure I’ll have at least a slight increase in views, but I really want to push the concept of ‘more articles = more views’. What impact will publishing an article every day have on my blog? Is it worth the time and…



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