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My writing ability increased exponentially.

My writing ability increased exponentially.

The more you write the better you get. But I didn’t just write to meet some number. I practiced consciously . That means :

  • studying the platform,
  • looking at viral articles and trying to replicate them, and
  • learning new techniques from my favorite writers.

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MORE IDEAS FROM I Wrote on Medium Every Single Day For a Year And Here’s Everything I’ve Learned

I got into the top 1,000 writers on the platform

Not only did I get in the hundred dollars club again, I almost reached the four-figures club. Medium decided to grace the top 1,000 writers who received the most engagement in April a five-hundred-dollar bonus for their hard work. I was one of them.

I’m not bullshitting you when I say I write and publish new articles every single day. Heck, sometimes I publish twice a day. Saying I wrote 365 articles in 365 days is an understatement.

You can’t make any excuses not to publish. If you want to succeed on this platform, you need to treat writing like a job instead of a hobby. Consistency is key.

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I get curated loads more than I used to.

Ever since month ten, curation rate has more than quadrupled. How?

  • PRACTICE

Even during those months where there's little to no curation, keep churning out articles.

That added compound interest put in over those nine months.

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Here’s how you can improve your writing drastically:
  1. Aim for clarity — Clear and concise writing wins the game. Use short sentences.
  2. Always weave in your personal story — People are much more likely to forget about your article if you don’t have some sort of personal story that can resonate with them. Do this at the beginning of the post because there are many articles on this same subject. Always differentiate yourself.
  3. Write about stuff you’re interested in — Your writing gets 10x better if you write about your favourite subject. Find your subjects and write something you can be proud of no matter how many views it gets.
  4. Write EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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But alas, curation doesn’t matter.

I understand that it can be crucial for increasing your earnings. But I sing a different tune. My biggest article that made me over seven hundred bucks and counting was not curated.

Here’s some actionable advice — don’t look at your curation rate!

Remember why you write and leave the curation up to the curators.

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The Lessons
  1. Don’t overextend yourself: Ask yourself - How much time do you want to spend on your platform? How often do you want to send it out?
  2. However long you think it will take—double it.
  3. Be prepared for responses, good or bad.
  4. Do outlines: Organize what is going to happen in each newsletter. It is best to have an entire year planned out.
  5. Have fun

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  • The habit of putting off starting, because it’s uncomfortable.
  • Maybe you get started, but then constantly switch to other tasks.
  • You put off starting (or finishing) because conditions aren’t perfect, or the work isn’t perfect.
  • Rely too much on other people and not taking responsibility.
  • You get pulled away by constant distractions and interruptions. 
  • Fear, uncertainty, feeling overwhelmed & self-doubt and tiredness.

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The Traditional Approach: Outcome-Based Goals

The traditional approach to goal-setting is measured by one thing: the outcome. 

This goal-setting approach is problematic for three reasons:

  1. It attaches our self-worth to the outcome of our goal: If we accomplish our goal, we see ourselves as successful; if we don’t, we see ourselves as failures.
  2. It cultivates a harmful “if-then” happiness contingency mindset that removes you from the present and fixates you onto a time in the future. 
  3. It provides no system for measuring progress as you work toward your goal, thus falsely packaging the outcome as the sole measurement of progress

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