WRITE OS (formerly Medium OS) is a Notion-based system for online writers. I use it for Medium.com. And Substack. And Twitter. And YouTube. And...
You see, this comprehensive template is a fantastic organizational tool for new writers and experienced Medium members, content creators and social media professionals.
"If you write online, use Write OS."
What you get
- Content OS: your main content database to create, store, organize, archive, and analyze your Medium stories, as well as all other content you want to keep in Write OS (like newsletter issues, social media posts, YouTube content, podcast scripts, etc.)
- Tag List: a tag database for your Medium tags, as well as all available top writer tags with detailed information on competition and scale
- List Planner: a database to utilize Medium lists and organize your stories with those lists
- Platforms: a database for all platforms you are already using or might be using in the future
- Subscribers: a subscriber database to store, backup, organize, and filter your existing and new subscribers from multiple platforms, either by hand or automatically
- Earnings Report: a section to keep track of your income & expenses, monthly and in total
- Resources: a section with helpful tools and resources for writers
- References: a reference page with helpful articles and links
- How-to: a how-to section with instructions
- + Future Add-ons
(P.S.: The Medium Playbook used to be included in Write OS, but I decided to remove it from Write OS. If you're interested in the Medium Playbook, you can find a standalone version of the ebook here.)
Why should you consider Write OS?
First of all, it’s built on Notion and Notion is a great writing and organizational tool.
Notion offers capabilities far beyond other writing apps, like managing your stories inside a database with tags, dates, links, and many more details. You can do it as simply or as comprehensively as you like. And you can expand on the databases at any time.
Write OS in Notion acts as a backup for your Medium story catalog. You can use it to gain crucial insights into stats and performance, like visualizing the relation between curated stories and viral hits.
Write OS also allows organizing and connecting all your written content from platforms other than Medium. I used it for Substack, Vocal, NewsBreak, WordPress, and even other content formats like YouTube videos and social media posts.
How to use Write OS
It's easy. Here are the steps:
- Sign up for Notion (free) and download the apps for desktop and mobile devices
- Download Write OS
- Duplicate the Write OS template to your Notion workspace
- Add a new story by navigating to the Content OS section. Hit the blue "New" button and add the details for your posts like title, tags, publication details, and the text body. That's it.
- Add existing Medium stories by simply copying and pasting each one from your published folder on Medium.com into a new Content OS entry. Add all details to those as well. You're done.
- Repeat the process for each other platform you'd like to manage with Write OS, like blog posts, newsletter issues, social media posts, podcast scripts, or YouTube video details.
How I've been using Write OS
In 2 years on Medium, I've gained over 12,000 followers, 650 Medium subscribers, 50 referrals, and generated a 4-figure monthly income.
Much of this success is built on my writing system in Notion which helps me publish 3-6 times per week, provides ideas for new posts, and reveals insights into curation, tags, and viral topics.
I put the lessons I learned into Write OS, giving you a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use foundation to manage your content.
Can I use this template without Notion?
Technically, you could export all databases and import them into a spreadsheet tool like Excel or Google Sheets. But this isn't the best use of this template as the interconnectivity of databases and writing tools make it a perfect experience.
Is Notion free?
Yes. You can use it for free. Notion offers paid plans, but those are optional for Write OS.
How do I add this template to my Notion account?
Open the provided link and click on "Duplicate" in the browser. You might need to log in to your Notion account first.
Can I share this Notion template with others?
No, you're not allowed to share Write OS and its content with another person, unless this person bought Write OS as well. Then you can share the entire template and even collaborate on it.
You'll find my contact information inside the Notion template.