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What If We Had the Power to Curate?

Some food for thought — an innovative what if…

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I joined A few Words when I first started on Medium because I felt it would be a good fit for my writing. My first story was rejected because it had more than 500 words. Lol. I was stuffing my posts to get more reading time.

I learned to edit and eliminate the fluff, and a few of my stories were published here. I wrote stories that came from my heart, not the stuff everyone else was writing. However, they seldom got curated, and short stories don’t make much money.

I lost my focus and went after the stuff that would make money. Big Mistake! Soon, I lost my zest for writing. I hardly wrote anything in January and February, but my older stories were still bringing in a few pennies.

In March, I recommitted to writing what I wanted and supporting other writers. After all, I initially joined Medium to read, not to write.

I started curating other people’s writing, meaning, I’d write a post and share the stories that I had read and liked. They were well-received. My stats and income went up in March.

“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.” ~ William Hamilton Murray

Based on my successful experience, I would like to invite everyone to join me in supporting each other. Since the stories on A Few Words are mostly two minutes long, we could spend 15–20 minutes reading 5–10 stories. Then write a post highlighting our favorites amongst them. I’ll get started. These are the stories that touched me today.

Aditi Sinha writes about reconnecting to her childhood memories in the time of isolation, and her favorite sense, listening to the sounds of life.

Adam King wrote about looking for a silver lining in the current situation and focusing on the present moment.

Ryan Breen talks about creating memories for our children, as he reflects on his own memories.

Joshua Idegbere talks about the power of A Few Words and Synchronicity.

When you commit to paying it forward by giving without any expectations, Providence moves and miracles happen. Ask me how I know?

Now it’s your turn.

As always, thank you for reading.

Rasheed Hooda writes about Personal Growth on #ILLUMINATION. (A writers’ community on Medium)

I am a self-proclaimed weirdo living a Freedom Lifestyle and writing about related topics — Travel, Personal Growth, and entrepreneurship. (Join the Tribe)

You can let others tell you what it means to be successful, or you can decide it for yourself.”

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