Why I started writing on Medium

It has been some time ago now, since I’ve become familiar with the Medium platform. I used to see some articles from friends on Facebook every now and then, but never really proceeded to create an account and read further. A few weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast that was again emphasizing the benefits of reading and, in particular, writing on Medium. After weeks of just reading interesting articles of others, I decided that today would be the day to start writing on my own.

The reason why

Since everyone is different, everybody most probably has different reasons to write on Medium. In this section, I will explain to you why I chose to start writing. There are quite some things I enjoy in life and one of these is learning new things. These things include programming, finance and other topics on business and psychology. I really think that explaining concepts to others helps you better understand it yourself. Also, I think it is great to have some sort of online diary about myself. Finally, as English is not my native tongue, I can learn a lot from writing articles in English on a regular basis. So, in short, writing on Medium will help me to learn more, but also to show myself to the world and hopefully to create interesting articles for you as a reader.

About me

My name is Bas and I am a 20-year-old from the Netherlands. Currently, I am studying Econometrics and Operations Research at Maastricht University. As I mentioned earlier, I like to learn new stuff and also like to program. Furthermore, I like reading books and playing piano and guitar.

What I will be writing about

The topics I will be writing about will be very diverse. Basically, I will talk about anything that I am working on at the moment. These things can include articles about programming, Machine Learning or books I read. Also, I will write more personal stories, for example about the exchange program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in which I will participate next fall. By only writing about personal events and things I think are interesting, I hope to be able to write amusing articles that well express my knowledge about the topic.

Thank you for reading my first story on Medium. I know, the story isn’t close to being perfect, but hopefully I made my first step in the right direction. If you have any tips on writing in general or on Medium in particular, I would be very grateful if you would be willing to reply to this article.

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