I Made $9.86 In My First 31 Days on Medium, And I’ve Learned From Every Penny

(Significantly less than) 986 lessons I learned this month.

Joel Sigrist
ILLUMINATION

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On August 14th, I wrote a piece titled: Today, I Write. It was about beginnings. It was about stepping into something new, even though I didn’t fully understand what that even meant.

I wrote about wanting to commit to something and see it through, even though in the past, I have been more interested in ideas than execution.

In that piece, I wrote about the fear of publishing my ideas, about the anxiety that comes from knowing that anyone can read what I’ve written.

Don’t read it. It’s a waste of your time.

But since then, a lot of what I’ve written has been worthwhile!

In the last 31 days on Medium, I have written 29 articles that are published (and several others that are not published). I have more than 1,700 views, and more than 1,000 reads on my posts.

I’ve had four stories and written in five separate publications, although I’m approved to write in even more than that, but have been rejected every time I’ve tried so far. (I’m looking at you, The Ascent).

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Joel Sigrist
ILLUMINATION

Consistent writer since a few weeks ago. Not all published stories are good ones, but that’s getting better. In some cool pubs, too.