Yay, My 15th Day Of Blogging Every Day On Medium!
I have to admit that at first, I didn’t believe people’s advice to write at least one article per day. Some posts on Medium also recommended the same advice.
What’s the deal with this ‘‘writing every day’’ suggestion? I thought to myself.
To be honest, it’s only have been 15 days, yes of course my posts still suck. But I’m starting to run out of ideas. I became writing prompts seeker, although sometimes writing prompts can make you addicted to it. It’s as if your mind doesn’t want to think about what to write tomorrow because it will say, “Just use a writing prompt.” But we’ll get to that in another post later.
So instead of using a prompt, I am writing this post. I’m going to write what I learned after writing 15 days straight on Medium.
- I became addicted
I don’t know why but it sort of frightens me if I don’t post tonight, or tomorrow night, or if I don’t have any ideas on what to write even if I use a prompt. I’m not afraid if the post will suck, though. Which is a good thing I think.
- It turns out I am a slow writer
I wrote a two-minute read article in two hours. Yeah. My longest post was my first post on Medium which is an 8 min read. I kind of wrote that in five hours. Maybe because of the distractions, or maybe it’s because I write every day it makes writing a long post more difficult. If anyone knows how to write faster I’ll appreciate it if you share it with me. Even though longer articles don’t necessarily mean better articles, it feels nice to pour some more thoughts in mind on the blanks.
- I still have to learn to write in English
Previously, I was blogging on Wordpress using my own native language. Only some of them were in English. If I browse Medium’s top stories, I know that most of the writers are native English speakers, or at least have been staying a long time in countries that use English as its primary language. I use Grammarly to correct my grammar but even then I’m not 100% sure if I had written my articles correctly. I have to learn to write like a native American.
Writing every day really is a good advice. I feel better at it each day. It’s not always easy even though you know your post will suck or that nobody will read it. Publishing makes you have to put some effort in it. At least to make your writing makes sense.
I plan on going until the 30th day. I wanted to go way more than that but I have a book to write and I still have difficulties organizing my time if I were to write both on Medium and my book.