I Earned $1.22 For One 43 Second Read

Janice Tovey
2 min readApr 24, 2022

Thank you mysterious Medium algorithm

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Yes it is true!

Much to my surprise!

Last night I earned $1.22 from one article I wrote mid-February. It was a short post, and read in forty three seconds.

I wrote about the beautiful fresh cut flowers I had received for Valentine’s Day. I wanted them to last a wee bit longer.

Drying, baking, pressing, and the desiccant method are all great techniques to extend the life of your fresh cut flowers.

I used the drying method. It worked perfectly. My flowers lasted for weeks.

Back to my initial point.

Originally published mid-February and lacking views or reads, I believed this article buried and gone.

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However, one lovely reader brought it back to life.

I thank you!

I thank you for:

Thank you for taking the time to read. This is something every writer hopes for.

Thank you for showing me that their is always hope for a forgotten story.

Thank you for reminding me that I don’t know everything about the mysterious Medium Algorithm, even though I think I have it all figured out.

Thank you for adding a little surprise and delight to my Sunday morning.

Thank you for inspiring me to keep writing. Sometimes, it doesn’t take much.

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I have spent my Sunday morning reading as many posts as I can.

I hope I hit on one of yours!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

You made my day!

Another story from January that is also regaining popularity.

Thank you for reading.

Happy writing.

Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.