My blog posts show my personality, right? My most popular post, with almost 70K reads, is about my poop. Specifically, I describe my experiences with two microbiome lab services that analyzed my poop and recommended foods that I should and shouldn’t eat.
My second most popular post, with 56K reads, is Thirteen Similarities Between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. The title may be misleading—I talk about more differences than similarities between the men.
My third most popular post is about how lying drove human evolution, sparked language, and kindled civilization.
I've never studied biology. I'm not a historian. I never took a class in anthropology. Perhaps a good self-description would be that I write long posts about subjects I know nothing about?
This is what I like about Medium. I can write about anything and people either read my posts or they don’t. No editor decides whether my post is good or bad. No editor rejects my posts because I lack specialized education or credentials. No editor decides whether readers will be interested.
My favorite blog post may be Why Do Screenplay Coverage Services Suck? The post has only 2K reads but I had fun writing it. Jim Cirile, founder of Coverage Ink, responded to my original post with lots of comments, which he allowed me to add to the post. I surprised Jim with a picture of "a typical coverage reader" at his company—a still of the Marion, the protagonist of the animated horror movie To Your Last Death that Jim wrote and produced. Jim then Photoshopped blood-spattered, fire ax-wielding Marion in front of stacks of screenplays. This is another experience I like about Medium: readers can interact with writers to improve posts.