Easy Mistake, Easy Fix — How To Make An Article Subtitle On Medium

How the TDS editors saved me from myself when I was getting started on Medium

Adam Ross Nelson
3 min readApr 24

As a new writer on Medium, I was eager to share my thoughts and ideas with the world, but like many others, I had yet to fully explore the platform’s features. Picture this: getting started on Medium can be like finding a treasure chest, but not realizing there’s a secret compartment filled with even more valuable gems. In my case, the hidden gem was the ability to add a subtitle to my articles.

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Looking back on my five-year journey of writing articles with TDS Editors + (TDS), I can’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for the guidance and support I received from the editors during my early days on Medium.

My first article here:

Unfortunately, when one of the biggest mistake Data Science folk (or any folk) make when getting started on Medium is not giving a subtitle on the article. Like many common mistakes, this one is easy to fix.

It wasn’t until I submitted my first article to the publication that I learned the importance of subtitles. The editors graciously taught me how to create one, and their advice has been invaluable in shaping my writing career. Now, I want to pay it forward and help you unlock the full potential of Medium by teaching you how to make an article subtitle, just as the TDS editors did for me.

The Importance of Subtitles

Subtitles provide a brief but enticing glimpse into your article’s content, encouraging readers to click and read more. They can clarify your title, add context, or simply pique curiosity. In essence, subtitles are like the enticing aroma of a delicious meal, drawing your audience closer and inviting them to indulge in your words.

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