Oops. I’ve been breaking short-form article rules.

That’s what I get for reading the “how to” article in the Meijer parking lot. My main takeaway: 150 words. Cool, I can do that. Easy peasy.

Wrong. Medium has outlined rules for short-form. Or guidelines. You can’t use title, subtitle, or picture format you’ve been brainwashed to use.

It’s weird. I don’t get it. I have questions.

Who made these rules? Why do I need to follow them? Why can’t the shorties have awesome titles and subtitles too? Why bother giving guidelines if they still haven’t figured out how to distribute them?