What I Learned From an Interview of Medium’s New CEO

It helped me make some decisions about Medium.

Linda Kowalchek
5 min readAug 18, 2022


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Today, when I should have been cleaning my house, I decided to deviate from my original plans and instead listened to a podcast hosted by Amardeep Parmar for The Entrepreneur’s Handbook. The guest was Medium’s new CEO, Tony Stubblebine.

There have been a couple of recent interviews with Coach Tony, but this is the first one I have had the opportunity to watch. In the interview, Tony Stubblebine struck me as being down-to-earth and someone who genuinely cares about Medium, its readers, and its writers. You can’t ask for more than that.

I highly recommend taking time (I think it’s less than an hour long) out of your day to listen to this podcast.

Lately, I have struggled to define the next steps in my writing journey. I know that it’s time to move forward, but I haven’t been able to determine the direction I should go in.

Additionally, I have been confused about what to do with Medium. I know I don’t want to leave Medium, but I am struggling to determine how much effort to put into Medium and what I can expect to get from Medium in return.

I have also been trying to figure out what type of writing Medium wants from me. Sometimes it seems that no matter what I write, no one is interested in reading it. Insert sad face here.

The Entrepreneur’s Handbook interview with Coach Tony helped answer many of my questions and provided me with the clarification and direction I was looking for. Following is what I took away from this interview. Of course, this is my opinion; I’m sure different people will have other ideas.

Feel free to disagree with me — I’m fine with that. But don’t tell me I’m full of shit until you actually listen to the interview.

According to Coach Tony, Medium is where readers can turn for great ideas and information. It’s where anyone can go for everything they need to know about starting a business.

For example, if you want to work for yourself as a freelance writer, everything that you want to know and need to know about freelance writing can be found on Medium.



Linda Kowalchek

Member of the typewriter generation. I write about the writer’s journey and life. 100% AI free. Reach me at Linda.kowalchek@gmail.com