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The web content announces the launch of Beedium, a new website offering resources for Medium members, and highlights various articles on writing tips, personal growth, technology advancements, and lifestyle hacks, while also featuring national days and a word of the day.


The article introduces "Beedium," a forthcoming platform providing additional tools and free resources for Medium members, as reported by Martynas Ki. It also showcases a collection of articles written by Medium authors, covering topics such as writing for passion by Guy Nave, formatting advice from Robin Wilding, and growth strategies on Substack by David McIlroy. The piece includes insights on ambitious personal goals from Niels Better Life, writing improvement techniques by Waseem Baloch and Gary David Flamberg, and life lessons from marathon runner James Bellerjeau. Additionally, it touches on futuristic urban planning with the example of a car-free city in Saudi Arabia by Farshid Wahdat, and Elon Musk's Neuralink technology as reported by Susie Kearley. The content extends beyond Medium to address broader societal issues, such as a study on chronic fatigue syndrome and a humorous take on a ninja shortage in Japan. It concludes with a daily quote from Winston Churchill, a joke, and observances of various national days, alongside a word of the day feature and a music clip from The Mamas and Papas.


  • Martynas Ki is enthusiastic about the potential of Beedium to enhance the Medium platform.
  • Guy Nave emphasizes the intrinsic value of writing for love rather than financial gain.
  • Robin Wilding critiques the haphazard use of text formatting, advocating for more thoughtful presentation.
  • David McIlroy shares his successful strategy for rapidly increasing his subscriber base on Substack.
  • Niels Better Life is optimistic about achieving millionaire status by age 25 through clear goal-setting.
  • Waseem Baloch and Gary David Flamberg offer practical writing hacks and systematic approaches to improve craft and productivity.
  • James Bellerjeau draws parallels between marathon running and life's unexpected challenges.
  • Farshid Wahdat and Susie Kearley provide insights into innovative urban development and brain-computer interface technology, respectively.
  • Carl Jeffers suggests that utilizing all five available Medium tags can significantly increase content visibility.
  • Ashllyn T. presents creative uses for aluminium foil, highlighting its versatility beyond the kitchen.
  • The editor's comment reflects an assumption that authors appreciate mentions and sharing of their work, while also offering an apology for any unintended inclusion without prior consent.

Launch Of Beedium

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Pick Of The Day — 23rd February 2024 — The launch of Beedium, writing for love, formatting, Substack, ambitious growth, writing tips, a system, marathon running, a car-free city, Neuralink, the big five, a dangerous dog, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, foiled again, success, Banana Bread Day, a Ninja shortage, eschatology, and California Dreamin’.

This series features some of the best of Medium, and the wider world, rumoured to exist outside of the platform. Please note that Eco has a stringent “No AI-content” policy, and will seek to actively avoid any articles we believe to have been partly or fully generated by AI.

Pick of Medium — The launch of Beedium, writing for love, formatting, Substack, ambitious growth, writing tips, Beedium, a system, marathon running, and a car-free city.

Martynas Ki. (@strangecash) is buzzing with plans for Medium on steroids, with advance notice of a new website that will have free resources for members of Medium:

Guy Nave is writing for love, not money:

Robin Wilding 💎wants to know if a cat has been rolling on your keyboard, or if “The words and formatting look like a drunk schizophrenic on a four-day meth bender wrote it”:

David McIlroy on Medium rival Substack and how he has been growing a subscriber base there:

16-year-old Niels Better Life is aiming to be a millionaire by the age of 25:

Waseem Baloch describes four writing tips that have helped his writing:

Gary David Flamberg has a systematic and organised approach to developing as a writer:

James Bellerjeau relates lessons learned as a marathon runner, and the law of unintended consequences:

Farshid Wahdat reports on plans for a new city without cars being built in Saudi Arabia. Utopia or dystopia? Time will tell:

Susie Kearley reports on Elon Musk’s Neuralink device:

Medium tip of the day — The big five

Carl Jeffers recommends using all the five tags available:

Outside of Medium: A dangerous dog and chronic fatigue syndrome

His owner may have lost some of his bite with the passing years, but Joe Biden’s dog seems determined to compensate for his master slowing down:

Scientific progress has been made in identifying why some people are suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome:

Life Hack of the day — Foiled again

Ashllyn T. has some interesting life hacks using aluminium foil! :)

Quote of the day:

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Joke of the Day:

(Health warning — swallow coffee before reading)

“How do people make new mates? Asking for a friend.”

National Days:

National Banana Bread Day, National Tootsie Roll Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, National Play Tennis Day, and Curling Is Cool Day. (All of these are genuine! The link below provides further details, useful for some of the more obscure ones.)

Did you know?

Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a high demand for “ninja shows,” but it is a dying tradition, and companies have trouble finding properly trained ninjas.

Word of the Day: eschatology

eschatology — the part of theology concerned with death, judgement and the final destiny of the soul and humankind

Clip of the Day: “California Dreamin’” — The Mamas and Papas

As always, thank you for reading, and enjoy your day.

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Editor’s comment: It is noted that the authors featured above have not consented in advance to their inclusion — I have assumed that authors on Medium appreciate a mention and sharing of your work — but if you do not wish to be featured please let me know and apologies.

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