The Golden Era Of Medium Is Well And Truly Upon Us.

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readJul 31, 2021

And like every epoch in history, new star writers will be made and the established players will be cast aside. Ignore the fatalism of the self-interested and KBO.

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The Belle Epoque of the writing age is well and truly upon us. For those of you who have been living under a rock, now is as propitious a time as any, to arise from your narcolepsy and embrace that which is within your grasp. That which you were born to do, that which you have always known that you could do.

The Medium space has been buzzing a great deal in the last few weeks, with a raft of initiatives and competitions, designed to test the creative ingenuity of scribes all across the world.

In the last fortnight, we have had the creator fellowship, to which a number of writers were invited to be part of a scheme, of which, for the base guarantee of $200 a month (or in some cases $1,000), writers will be able to take their intellectual fecundity to dizzying new heights, while helping to further enhance the “Medium” brand.

Also, in the last few days, we have had the announcement of various writing competitions on a number of subjects open to everyone in the writing space, with mouth-watering rewards for the victors.

And we can’t forget the pièce de résistance

The summer 2021 monthly give away of more than $500,000 to the top 2,000 writers, which took us all by surprise and ensured that we fought to put our best foot forward, in a bid to be among those selected as the leading lights of this truly extraordinary platform.

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Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible