Complaints Department

Things About Medium That Annoy Me

Yes, I’m easily annoyed.

Bev Potter
2 min readSep 10, 2021


Photo by 傅甬 华 on Unsplash

Look, I clearly love Medium. I’ve almost entirely abandoned my first social media spouse, Twitter, to run around with this bad boy. Mostly because Medium actually pays me to say dumb things. I never thought that day would come, but here we are.

But every time I open the platform (which is, like, every 30 seconds), certain things make me cringe.

  1. ILLUMINATION. Yes, we get it. You’re a very aggressive and controversial publication. No, I’m still got going to read you, no matter how shouty you are with your title. Same goes for SYNERGY and ILLUMINATION-Curated. I don’t even know what that means.
  2. Why can’t I subscribe to people through the phone app? I look and I look and I look. I poke and I swipe at the screen, trusting that technology will reveal to me that which I seek. Make it so, Scotty.
  3. I have made peace with the logo. That doesn’t mean I like it.
  4. Why can’t I go straight to my Partner Program Earnings page in the phone app without needing a trail of breadcrumbs? Seems to me like that’s a pretty popular destination. Show me the money.
  5. Please, for the love of God, take my responses out of my stats list in the app. I’m begging you. In the name of all that is holy, please let me find my actual stories there without sorting through 27 LOLs.

I guess I’m not that annoyed because that’s all I can think of right now. Give me time, I’m sure I’ll think of something else.

Please feel free to share your personal gripes. Misery loves company.



Bev Potter

Legal secretary by day, insomniac by night. Ally. BA, MA. Humor, pop culture, and things that make you think. My weekly-ish newsletter is