Is This The End Of My 365-Day Writing Challenge On Medium?

Day 230/365: I’m just confused about where this is going…

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Aleesha is one of the few people I’m still reading almost daily here on Medium. Right now, Medium is going all “partner program articles” and few good writers are actually out of it. I’m not a paying partner. I don’t pay the $5 because I’m saving everything that I can for travel.

Nevertheless, she wrote about how she’s waiting for her 365-day writing challenge to end. I couldn’t believe she too was feeling the exact same thing as I am right now. I’m counting the days until this is over.

I still love writing

Look, I still love to write. I do it all day, every day, for my work. I do it for relaxation purposes too. I don’t write in a journal, no. But the truth is you don’t get motivated to write here on Medium. The platform is going full monetized. The 1% of writers who do get paid are all writing stupid motivational articles that help absolutely nobody.

The content that’s poured in on a daily basis is mostly crap. There are almost no original pieces, the big articles are written with very little research done and the big writers are repeating their articles over and over again.

That is why I’m now, for the first time this year and in this challenge, really considering dropping out of it. This is the first time this thought has crossed my mind after 230 days of non-stop writing.

I don’t see the benefits anymore.

Where there any benefits at first?

Yes, I even got some clients from the blog, I learned how to write better and faster and I did much better with my daily routine.

But as of now, this writing daily stuff has become so monotonous, it’s getting to me. I’m hard to get to by my feelings or emotions. I’m almost like a rock when it comes to this stuff. Yet it seems 230 days of doing the same thing over and over again is starting to show off its dark side.

We’ll see how it goes. Maybe this is just a bad thought. We all get those on a daily basis, don’t we? Maybe it’s just a bad day.

Only time will tell.

Thank you for your time!

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