Four years ago, we launched Letters to help Publications connect with their audience directly in their readers’ inboxes. Since then, we’ve seen the efficacy of this tool for publishers. We’ve also seen opportunities to improve it to help creators better reach and grow their audience.

Today, we’re launching Newsletters: a new way to build relationships and share stories with your Medium audience.

We made Newsletters easy to create and powerful to use. Any Publication on Medium can start a newsletter and correspond with their subscribers directly in their inbox. Publications can now give their Newsletter a name and description, so…


i’ve always wanted to be a pool boy

legitimately

and one day

i went to a pool supply store

to buy pool chemicals for my lab in grad school

and i saw this poster

and took a photo

and i still feel this way

i keep trying to find the poster

to buy and frame for myself

that is my dream


My great grandparents immigrated to the US from Spain. They came from a town called Artziniega in the Basque territory of Spain and moved to Texas where my great grandfather worked as a railroad engineer and my grandfather as a geologist. When my great grandparents lived in Spain, their last name was Artziniega and when they moved to the US they went by Simpson, ostensibly to get jobs and to make a new life in a new country.

I know surprisingly little about our family history other than that. …


This is verbatim from an internal post on Hatch, where we write about our product, design, and company. I thought it would be fun to provide a peek at how we thought about our green color update and why we made the change. (More context on Inside Medium.)

Green 4 2.0

With the launch of Medium 2.0 we refreshed our green across the platform. This was a design team project to update Medium’s colors and make a cohesive family of green that felt a bit more lively, social, and vibrant. …


⚡️ 💎️ ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 💎 ⚡️

I have decided to make this annual tradition easier on myself this year-round and not rank my 10 favorite albums of the year. So, in no particular order, here are my personal favesies.

⚡️ 💎 ⚡️

U.S. Girls Half Free


“Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species, and to alleviate pressures on their populations — notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change,”

So, simply put, fixing everything while commencing a revolutionary overthrow of capitalism. Sounds doable.


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I posted this internally at Medium on December 1, 2014 to get feedback and build on the idea. It became part of a larger effort, part of which launched yesterday. For more technical details on how we built this feature, read this post from Nick Santos. (More context on Inside Medium.)

What if we formalized the paragraph screengrab Twitter hack?

Increasingly I’ve been seeing screenshots of articles attached to tweets on Twitter like this:

It’s a great way to quickly highlight an especially good part of an article and then link to it. It gives users a way to snapshot the part that they feel is most important/good/memorable/pertinent…

Brad Artziniega

Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills.

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