The One Superpower I Wish I Had On Medium: Complete Control of The Algorithms.

Adebayo Adeniran
3 min readJun 4, 2021

I Wish I Was Able To Bend The Medium Algorithm To My Will, In The Battle For The Top Dollar.

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For two consecutive months I was named as one of the recipients of the $500 bonus. I am happy and privileged to have been selected, for what was deemed, “ quality writing”, even though I have never felt as though, I belonged to the category of great writers, anywhere, never mind medium.

Although I have been a paid subscriber to medium since October 2017, I never once saw myself as a scribe, only a reader. Back then, I was profoundly deferential to those who wrote regularly on this platform and regarded them as demi gods.

Even after the job loss during the Covid season, I was far more interested in buying and reading a plethora of books than committing words to print.

Then something strange happened.

I read a number of articles about people who wrote about making several thousands of dollars on a monthly basis, on this platform, writing about self development, mental health and topics that they felt very strongly about.

And it was at that point, that I made the decision to write on a platform, that I spent so much time reading on.



Adebayo Adeniran

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