3 Interesting Things I Realized Since My First Medium Article Published

Henry Nguyen
Feb 9 · 2 min read

This is the second post after 24 hours from my first publishing

Photo by Lauren Sauder on Unsplash
  1. I changed myself

I started writing on Medium yesterday. My first post is 1 min read. It’s short, but it made a significant change in my mind. 24 hours ago, I was nothing, but now I can call myself a writer. I changed myself when I started “TAKING ACTION”. Even I haven’t been a good writer, but I can be proud of my work.

When I wrote, I didn’t expect that my first try would reach the A+ level from the beginning. I didn’t wait until it would get A+ to be published. I knew that there were some mistakes. My writing could be C or even D level. But I know if I didn’t write and publish my work, nothing would happen. At least, D is still better than nothing. There is still room for improvement.

I may not get A+ on my first post, but how about the 1000th post? Who knows?

2) Waiting doesn’t help

I can’t become a writer without any readers. A few first hours, no one read my post. I felt a little bit upset. But I couldn’t wait for the miracle come, I needed to “TAKE ACTION”. I had to “DO IT, DO IT NOW”.

I shared my post with my friends and shared it on some Facebook groups. And it worked. I got a lot of suggestions and supports. I felt much more confident. I realized that DOING even small things is much better than WAITING.

What I got after 24 hours

3) I am living a happy and meaningful life

Now I understand why Medium is competitive. But it is only competitive when you are dependent on Medium to make money. It isn’t applied to me. I don’t expect to earn money from Medium. I am free to think and write. Freedom makes me happy. Money can help me enjoy the freedom of spending, but not freedom of thinking.

I have learned a lot of things on Medium, I want to give something back to Medium. And I wrote. I saw some claps, some highlights on my post. Now I know I am useful. I am living a MEANINGFUL life.

1 min read

Short life story

Henry Nguyen

Written by

I love people.

1 min read

Short life story

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade