Is Meidum against authors who write in different niches?

What if you write on different niches in Medium?

Sakthitharan S
2 min readMar 30, 2024

Today I saw this new thing, an update, from Medium.

To counter clickbaity articles give a better user experience and give right fit articles to the right audience, Medium has enabled this feature.

Check the screenshot.

screenshot by author

You have 3 options.

  1. You can choose to see fewer stories on the selected topic (or topics to which the story is currently tagged).
  2. You can report this story. (more like marking it as spam in email).
  3. Mute author.

The last option is the biggest threat to authors. Especially to authors who write on different topics.

Let's say, a reader starts to follow the author for his stories on niche “A”.

Later the author writes another story on niche “B”. This story will be pushed to the feed of the reader (who started to follow the author recently).

Let’s assume the reader doesn’t like the topic “B”, and then if he decides to choose the “mute author” option, what will happen?

The reader won’t receive any stories from the writer in the above case. Even if he writes on the niche “A” — the…