Today I complete my 100th post on Medium! Yay!
This is beyond the 600+ posts that I have on my personal blog since 2003. My first post on Medium was 5 years back in 2015, and that means I have averaged around 1.6 posts per month there.
Is this sufficient to get noticed on Medium considering the volume of content that gets published on Medium now? I know it’s NOT. But it’s still a win for me, my own small personal win. To be able to dedicate some time to write despite all other madness in life.
Writing consistently requires effort, and that too a lot of it.
To add to that, just writing is not enough these days. A whole lot of work needs to be done for content distribution and reach too.
I have been a fan of Medium since day one. In the era when interfaces used to be cluttered, maintaining a blog site required technical know-how, and integrating even small plugins needed loads of effort, Medium came and bowled us all over with one thing – an easy to use, clean interface that made writing and reading experience better.
The value offering was clear – writers could focus on writing and readers could access a variety of content in one place. From then till now, a lot has changed at Medium but if you ask my views about it, I am still in love with it. There is something about the content here, that makes me come back to it every day, both as a reader and writer.
While I had planned a different post for today, but when I realized it will be the 100th post here, I thought to do a short note celebrating the same :). From writing individually to writing for many awesome publications, from bonding with fellow writers to making new connections with my readers, it has been an amazing journey so far.
I know there are many writers here who manage to write 100 posts in a couple of months, my sincere appreciation for their dedication and effort. I am also aware of the importance of frequency and quantity when it comes to digital content these days. Having said that, I have observed that whenever I have tried to run after the numbers especially for something as precious as writing or reading, I have failed miserably. Quality suffers and I am myself not happy with the content that I produce.
So, with time I have made peace with the fact that I might not be able to write as frequently as required by the platform but I would continue to write whenever I have something worth sharing, or something that I would like to express.
I hope someday I will learn the art of balancing between frequency and consistency. Until then, let me continue enjoying my journey and the process of writing. Even if it’s slow, I love it :). And I love my daily date with my notepad at my desk first thing in the morning.
If there’s one thing that I have understood about writing hundreds of posts in all these years, it would be – the power of habit.