Are they stories or articles?!?!

Help!!! Medium terminology is the source of my identity crisis!

3 min readAug 19, 2023
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Just kidding. Identity crisis are actually fantastic, I’ve come to learn. Because they allow you to expunge your own self critic in some aspects, and since it’s now freed up, get more critical in other aspects of yourself that are actually needed.

Speaking of self regulation!

Is it medium articles or medium stories ?

Perhaps as authors we wish to inflate the level of importance of the work that we do here at medium but honestly — the seriousness of it makes me uncomfortable. I wanted a blogging platform and for three years of reading the room I’ve realized that we’ve exaggerated our level of self importance.

This is why I applaud medium.

In your profile you switch to stories — not articles. Medium as a company has clarity in what it wishes to be, but it’s users — due to its accessibility and ease of use wish to use it as a portfolio that emphasizes their progress and development. Match that with publications and well — is the validity of it all the fact that people read it? There is no…




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