I’m twenty-six days into my 30 articles in 30 days project so I thought I’d share how I’m getting on.
There are six days left (including this one) in the month of April. My thirty days are from April 1st to April 30th.
I have ten articles left to write (this one, when finished, will take me to nine).
Originally, I was going to write every single day. But it was 10.30pm on Good Friday, after a day spent preparing food and the house for guests on Easter Saturday, when I realised I’d forgotten to write my article for the day. I was gutted.
Yes, I was going to write every day but, sometimes, life gets in the way. We have to be prepared for that. Otherwise we’re just set to fail.
Missing a few days here or there is not the end of the world. I still intend to write 30 articles in 30 days.
I set myself this challenge because I wanted to immerse myself into Medium. The platform intimidated and overwhelmed me. I figured the best way of getting over that was to fully throw myself into writing articles. To dive straight into the deep end. An all or nothing approach.
Starting a Medium Account is Bringing Up Creative Fears I Thought I’d Worked Through
But is it different this time around?
My aim was never to go viral or to earn more money. But part way into the project I found I was becoming obsessed by my stats. This realisation prompted an article and a step back from the analytical side.
Don’t let those stats and cents take away the joy of writing.
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Instead I started to read more on Medium. I followed more people and publications, plucked up the courage to interact and tried to get away from the articles Medium automatically pushed at newbies (like the gaining 100 followers ones).
I think it only took me a couple of weeks to stop being so intimidated. I came to the happy conclusion that this was…