Medium Was Fun While It Lasted, Don’t You Think?
If you’re reading this, then you probably thought the same as the title. It was fun discovering Medium in 2020 amidst the lockdown and drama, just like me — you might've stumbled on the grounds of Medium trying to find your talent in writing, or even still, you just wanted to read new fun stuff.
You were grateful a platform like Medium existed, a lot of writers, and much more readers, to make everything extra, you found writers who were readers. You found writers you connected with, shared the same goals and interests, and made them friends.
Although it was hard to blend in at first, difficult to get accepted as a writer of popular publications like Better Marketing or P.S I love you, isn’t it sad seeing these publications go away?
Remember when your drafts just weren’t good enough? When you needed help from Grammarly, and how hard you worked for your story to get noticed, it feels like a long time has passed.
Oh, dear Curation, it was a mystery, how the hell were all the stories from popular writers curated all the time? Were you good enough to compete with them for the spot of the top writer in (…)? You had these thoughts but you were happy you finally made it. Perhaps, the stories all about curation which filled your homepage helped a lot or you just found what worked for you.
The journey as a writer was so fun you couldn’t help being a reader as well, the green badge, $5 or $50; the membership made you feel worthy of the cents you earned in the very beginning, it was like an inspiration to do better. You were inspired by writers like Tim Denning and Zulie Rane, and before you knew it, it wasn’t about the money anymore. Writing and reading became therapeutic for you.
From self-help articles to true crime, did you ever really find your niche? Well, who cared? The whole niche thing didn’t matter, as long as you had fun writing with the feeling of being informative or humorous. It was going so well, your views hit a large number, and your early morning stats felt like drinking coffee, even your earnings went from 0.12 cents to $67, from $89 to $133 — you hit the $100 mark; the 5–10%.