I analyzed what they said and summed it up here

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I’m sure you’ve seen this before:

  1. “Oh no! Not another ‘How I Made $3 million on Medium in 5 minutes’ post…but here’s another one anyway! Hahaha. I’m so cheeky. Praise me.
  2. It follows with 500 - 10,000 words about why they wrote the original article.
  3. Half of them mention their stats, theories, and what unique things they did in the story←I like these
  4. The other half mention how great they are.←I don’t like these

Love ’em or hate ’em, a lot of people read these posts. They get views. So authors keep writing them.

I wanted to sift through a…


Che Guevara book review
Che Guevara book review

The first time I visited Cuba I was in my early twenties. It was the only country outside of the US I had ever visited as a Canadian.

The country was as beautiful as it was strange. Pristine beaches. Long empty highways which were surprisingly well kept in areas. The smell of the thick heat in the air just short of electrified my young soul.

My uni friends and I had discovered an awesome deal for a 1-week all-inclusive stay at a resort somewhere in the middle-northern part of the country. …


It was called ‘Yellow Journalism’ and only stopped after the assassination of a U.S. president

The Yellow Kid comic strip showing Yellow Journalism
The Yellow Kid comic strip showing Yellow Journalism

I’m sure most of us took a giant collective sigh of relief after the inauguration. Whether you supported Trump or Biden or the Lizard Party, you must be looking forward to a period of calmer politics.

Unless you’re a for-profit news organization, that is.

While incidents like ‘Four Seasons Total Landscaping’ and countless other practical embarrassments were amusing at best, and shocking at worst, the media couldn’t get enough of it.

Because we couldn’t get enough of it.

No such thing as bad publicity?

I have a new rule I abide by — if it’s great for the media, it’s probably terrible for satirists.

Just ask…


This will be read by many people

Woman holding tarot card up to her face
Woman holding tarot card up to her face

I was fascinated with Nostradamus as a child. The idea that a person could see and predict the future was nothing short of amazing to my young mind.

I read as many short novellas on the subject as I could get my little hands on. And I ate them up as fast as I could devour my sacks of Halloween loot every year.

No one really noticed my obsession. I read books voraciously at that age, and these were just a few of many.

But these passages struck a chord with me. Of all of the magical books I was…


I examined 102 news sites on the news bias chart

Is our news media biased statistically? A picture showing an elephant and a donkey representing news bias for Fake News Media
Is our news media biased statistically? A picture showing an elephant and a donkey representing news bias for Fake News Media
  • ***Update 9/12/2020 — due to a lot of polite feedback, I wanted to include 3 updates from Ad Fontes Media’s data collection.
  • They’ve now separated CNN.com the website from CNN the cable news site
  • CNN.com — Bias score is -5.69 — Reliability score of 42.22 — (Considered relatively neutral with a slight left bias, and mostly factual reporting with some opinionated content)
  • CNN cable network — Bias score is -11.85 — Reliability score of 36.0 — (Considered left-biased and a lot of opinions mixed in with mostly factual reporting)
  • OAN Network (One America News Network) — Bias score of 22.0…


Looking for free writing tools to help your craft? Look no further

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“A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think.” — Jeff Duntemann

Putting your thoughts on paper can be a daunting task even for the most confident among us. But whether you’re a professional writer or an amateur scribbler, we all have room to improve.

That’s why I love using these tools to accomplish just that. In the past year since starting writing, I’ve gone from 0 views to over 250,000 every single month. And it’s still growing.

The better a writer I become, the more people view my work. It’s both simple…


Submission guidelines for Feedium — what we’re looking for and how to apply

A hand throwing a cup into the air with a scenic background of mountains and grasslands.
A hand throwing a cup into the air with a scenic background of mountains and grasslands.

Welcome to Feedium! I started this publication back in the winter of 2019 as a place to collect useful information about navigating and succeeding on Medium.

Over time, it expanded to include blogging and writing as well. I was researching the hell out of writing, SEO, blogging, and how to navigate this new world I plopped myself into.

And it’s been going well! The publication currently reaches about 50,000 people a month with over 80,000 minutes of read-time between them.

I’m ecstatic to have helped thousands of people learn the ins and outs of Mediuming, and I’m more than happy…


An indie game developer got a huge boost to his marketing efforts for free

Two blue birds in cartoon form
Two blue birds in cartoon form

Shortly after I started word crafting full-time, I came up with several challenges for myself. I was new to writing for an audience that wasn’t wearing a business suit and had the potential to flip the table if I used the wrong wording.

While my stress was at an all-time low in comparison, my writing just didn’t work well at the beginning. It was dry, overly factual, and bereft of feeling.

Hell, it still might be, but at least it’s better than before.

I knew the only way out of my dull writing was to learn and practice as much…


Here’s the story behind the conspiracy and why it might be finally over

A QAnon flag waved at a Trump rally.
A QAnon flag waved at a Trump rally.

I’m sure you’ve come across the conspiracy peddling movement called QAnon in recent days. How couldn’t you?

Two Republican candidates won a seat in congress heavily based on support from the group; a high school dropout named Lauren Boebert and ‘PizzaGate’ supporting Marjorie Taylor Greene.

At least 12 other Republican members have engaged with them on one level or another.

Trump retweeted ludicrous QAnon theories almost daily until his long-overdue removal from the platform. He did this at least 216 times.

The movement has had a startling rise into the mainstream over the last two years. And now, after Trump’s…


Pseudo Psatire

This may be a hard pillow to swallow for some of you

Mike Lindell the MyPillow Guy
Mike Lindell the MyPillow Guy

You may have seen me in the news lately. I’ve been a tad busy working on, uhh, you know, saving our fucking country.

Where have you been? ‘Voting’?

Spare me your lies, libtards!

Note: But not your dollars please! Your money would be much better spent on our absolutely luxurious line of MyPillow Classic Bed Pillows! Now buy one get one free!

I bet you’ve seen me walking into the White House and thought — “Oh wow, there goes our democracy.” But you would only be partially correct, idiot.

Some people have an incredibly faulty perception of who I am…

J.J. Pryor

I listen. I read. I obsess. I write. • • • Enjoy? Follow for more • • • jjpryor.substack.com • • •

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