How I hit 500,000 views on Medium in 30 days.
J. Westenberg 🌈

A few years ago, I decided I was going to publish a post a day on my (now defunct) blog. I was going to do this for at least 30 days. I actually did it closer to 60 and even when I stopped doing nearly daily posts, I was still posting 3–4 times a week.

The way I did it was precisely the opposite of what you did. I just jumped in with this sort of half-baked idea on the different posts. No research, no plan, no nothing.

At the end of this experiment, very little had changed with my blog. I did not get a surge of traffic, in fact it looked pretty much the same as I did when I started.

Needless to say, I was pretty unhappy. And even though I kept going (because a part of me was thinking maybe I just needed more time) I just got more and more discouraged.

It wasn’t until a year later when I reviewed what I did and finally admitted to myself the quality of the posts were bad. Some I phoned in, some were just lousy.

No wonder why nothing happened.

Now, quite honestly, I had made a ton of other mistakes with that blog, so about 6 months ago, I finally decided it was time to call it quits and start fresh with a brand new blog. I analyzed what I did right and what I did wrong and brought over to the new blog what I did right.

Anyway, thanks for this. Definitely no more phoning in blog posts.