Wish List for Medium

Dear Medium 🎅🏼, I’ve been good, all I want for Christmas is…

  1. Search bar on stories page
  2. Sort stories by month
  3. Separate stories and replies
  4. Better analytics
  5. Bring back text over images

That was all I could fit on the page I left by the 🍪🍪🍪🍪. Here is the full explanation.

Search bar on Stories page

I have a lot of drafts. Like over 200 of them.

When I want to work on one, I have to find it. Ctrl-F works, but not all the stories load. So I have to scroll down, a bunch, Ctrl-F, scroll more, Ctrl-F again.

A nice big search bar would be beautiful.

Sort Stories by Month

I can see my stories by month on the Stats page.

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Stats sorted = good

Would love if the Stories page was sorted as well. I want to see what I published each month.

Separate Stories and Replies

I spend hours writing my stories. I spend minutes (or less) writing replies. Please separate them, or allow me to separate them. They are not the same, and should not be treated as such.

Better Analytics

I want to see the top referrer to all my stories. I can only see the referrers for each story. So I would have to open the referrer for each story and then manual add them up in a spreadsheet.

Even better would be the ability to add my Google Analytics code. Google spend a lot of time making a good (free) analytics tool. Allow me to leverage that.

I have heard that you can get GA on a custom domain, make that available to all writers.

Bring back text over Images

We used to be able to put text over images. Would love to have that brought back.

Thanks 🎅🏼. I promise I have been good this year.

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Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.

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