Don’t Write Everyday on Medium

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I’ve seen a lot of posts from the “productivity people” saying that the way to conquer Medium is by writing everyday: “don’t be a perfectionist”; “just do it”; “you have to write everyday to be seen”. I don’t think Medium is about that.

First of all, you’re telling writers to not be perfectionists — haha, joke is on you, it took me 6 months to write this post. Second of all, have a camomile tea, your anxiety is showing.

What kind of social media do we want Medium to be? Like Youtube that makes us exhaust ourselves for a little bit of attention, dreaming of one day becoming the 0,001% that can really make a career out of it? Or like Facebook that makes us create infinite content, so they can make money selling ads while we’re poor and suffering from attention spam?

Medium is a sophisticated social media, one that has the power to deepen the “social” aspect of media: we have to stop and read each other. Medium is about caring for each other, not about numb likes.

By not writing everyday you give yourself a chance to work on better posts, you’ll be a better writer and we’ll be better readers. And we won’t have a noisy space, making it easy for us to find different stories, reaching further on our social network and on our comprehension of each other.

Medium can be THE social media. One that could actually save us from the lonely spaces in our heads. It’s on us. The only way to avoid the Facebookization of Medium is by not clicking on clickbaity headlines.

Do it for your children. Do it for your country. Do it for you. Do it so we can finally prove those “productivity people” wrong.