How To Be Crazy Successful Writing In Medium (Part 3 — Topics To Write).

Part 3 of my series focuses on topics to write about and is a logical segment after Ideas (Part 1) and Duration (Part 2). There are many considerations when it comes to the topic to write and the important thing is to write to our strengths.

Aldric Chen
Jan 7 · 5 min read
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started this series to create a starter pack for all things writing in Medium and for all novice writers starting their journey here. Part 1 focuses on ideas and the ideation process. Part 2 focuses on the length of writing. You can read them here.

Ideas and topics share a symbiotic relationship.

After all, the ideas curated for writing have to be about the topics we want to write about. We can write about random things, though ideas for random writing do not come easy, compared to the topics we care about.

And that matter, I would like to take your attention away from hashtags and trending topics. I get it. If the stories we write are currently trending, then we get more eyeballs and more earnings.

This is a commercial equation that deserves respect.

And then, there is the longevity part of the equation. As writers, writing fulfills us. Notice that the topics we care about come into life via our writing because we are emotional about them, we love them, we believe in them.

I mean, I can write about writing, money, investments, businesses all day. I love writing about them. I love these topics.

It goes back to the fundamentals of our being. We write to share our viewpoints and perspectives on a topic that our peers could not have because we are more in tune, and we keep practicing our craft daily.

The current trending topic could be about Data Science or Python. I cannot write about it.

Yes, I can. That piece is published only after extensive research because my knowledge content bank holds a zero balance.

Plus, I will sound really bland. That is because I will be cautious with the way I construct my sentences. Again, that is because I want to sound like an expert (though I am not one), and I refuse to be found out that I am puffing secondhand smoke extracted from the internet.

This is a time and energy equation. Would we choose to: -

  • Write about a trending topic we know nuts about and commit hours in the end to produce that one piece hoping it will go viral and earn more?
  • Or committing to a course-of-action where we share our best thinking forward through our writing where others can benefit from our work?

And funnily enough, the latter takes less time since we are daily practitioners of our craft. We merely put our thoughts into words.

How can we balance our need to write while meeting life demands?

For one, we can write about our professional experiences. Are there funny stories in the workplace? Maybe an annoying boss? You can also write an opinion piece on the reasons employees leave the company.

Next, we can write about what we do daily. Do you write daily? Are you always in the mood to write when you are scheduled to write? Pen your thoughts and emotions. Many of us face it. We can resonate.

Last but not least, we can write about the things we think about all day. For me, I am fascinated by the topic of money. I constantly seek more information to learn about, it and to understand it better.

And many more. I have attached my stories as references below.

My point is — We enjoy writing. That is why we are here. Do not allow the endless chase of trending topics and popular hashtags to kill our love for writing. It is not worth it at all.

Instead, we should love ourselves and share our best thoughts with others.

This option will be a fruitful journey.

The next topic will be the consistency of effort.

Stay tuned.

Get Started And Happy Writing.

Aldric

About the Author:

As a content contributor, I write my observations from daily life and my business exposure.

Because our life experience is the bedrock of our unique perspectives.

As a Consultant by training, I believe in making the complex simple.

Because simplicity adds value.

And with clarity — We grow.

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