I wrote a story about viral articles, complete with research and the cutest graphics that took me forever to create…and I’m pretty sure most people haven’t seen it. This one…


Let’s take a look at common traits for viral articles and what you can do to set your work up for success.

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Holy crap! My article went viral!

Have you ever gotten up one morning, checked your stats for your blog or other writing platform and there’s a delightful statistic “spike”? Like, a huge one?

One of your articles, to your joy and surprise, has gone viral. Why? What is it about an article that makes it go viral? Can this be influenced? Can you stack the deck for your work? Or is it simply chance, luck, celestial alignments?

Let’s talk about what a viral article is, some common traits of viral articles and how you may set your work up for success.

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Have you joined this team yet?

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Hello to all the POMpoets out there experiencing life and churning it into poems. Today we welcome some of our POMpoets!

Here at The POM, we celebrate poetry together and we have decided that growing together through poetry is a great idea!

Our motto:

Together. We grow.

Our sign:

If you see 💙POM💙 on another Medium writer’s bio (any color of hearts you want) then you know it’s a proud member of The POM!


Is anyone else excited about the upcoming movie A Quiet Place part 2?

I have just booked my ticket for a double feature of A Quiet Place 1 (which I have seen in the theater when it came out and enjoyed) and A Quiet Place pt 2. I’ve never been to a double feature before!

What I remember about the first movie is how much I enjoyed it — but how awkward it was trying to be quiet while such a quiet movie was playing. It made for such a unique movie-going experience.

Still…I am stoked. I can’t wait to…


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Hello to all the POMpoets out there experiencing life and churning it into poems. Today we welcome some new poets to our POMfam and I hope you’ll extend a warm welcome to them. Here at The POM we celebrate poetry together and we have decided that growing together through poetry is a great idea!

Our motto:

Together. We grow.

Our sign: if you see 💙POM💙 on another Medium writer’s bio (any color of hearts you want) then you know it’s a proud member of The POM!

Let’s celebrate our newbie POMpoets! Joining us this week are…

Profile Name: Brian Clark

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And some new resources.

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Hello to all the POMpoets out there experiencing life and churning it into poems. Today we welcome some new poets to our POMfam and I hope you’ll extend a warm welcome to them. Here at The POM we celebrate poetry together and we have decided that growing together through poetry is a great idea!

Our motto:

Together. We grow.

Our sign: if you see 💙POM💙 on another Medium writer’s bio (any color of hearts you want) then you know it’s a proud member of The POM!

Let’s celebrate our newbie POMpoets! Joining us this week are…

Profile Name: Bryce Godfrey

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FILM

North Carolina News

Oak Island Lighthouse, Photo by author

Yes, you read that title correctly! As of April 2021, filming crews have been around the NC coast at various locations shooting for an upcoming Netflix film.

Film title: Along for the Ride

Genre: quaint beachy setting for teen romance story/teen coming-of-age

The film is an adaptation of a New York Times bestselling young adult novel Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, a North Carolina author.

Filming sites:

  • Kure Beach
  • Oak Island Beach
  • Wilmington
  • Carolina Beach

Directed by & screenplay by: Sofia Alvarez

Starring:


The news is OUT…here are the details you’ve been waiting for.

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Yes! The POM has an announcement!! Please extend a warm welcome to our 2 new Submissions Editors!!!

Read all about it RIGHT HERE


POETRY

See who they are!

The POM Editorial Team, photo by author, Canva design

Many of you would agree that The POM has been changing the game for poetry here on the Medium platform. There have been hundreds of poetry-inclusive publications, but there’s just something special about the community we have here at The POM.

And that is because of you.

When I started The POM nearly 2 years ago, it began as an idea, as most things do. I wanted to see a space where the rules didn’t matter all that much because people would be united in their love for poetry. People would naturally choose to work together, respect each other, and…


If you have a question…here’s what to do

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I have always loved “Dear Abby.” When I was growing up, seeing this strong-minded woman so self-assured and appearing in print just thrilled me. It made me dream of one day having a voice like hers — a voice of my own — and that people would think me wise and listen.

OK so, it was a bit of a dramatic dream. One in which a quiet and insecure child could envision her stronger, grown-up self, and like the person she would become. Today, I realize, I can have that dream right here. And since so many people ask me…

Christina M. Ward

𝘐 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘢𝘮.

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