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What It Is Like to Write 600 Articles

Another milestone — my 600th article on Medium!

Bill Abbate
ILLUMINATION
Published in
5 min readNov 2, 2021

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Today marks another milestone in my writing career. This article is number 600 published on the Medium platform!

My first piece was published on Medium in February 2020, less than two years ago. At the time, I had no idea I would write and publish nearly every day. During my career, I wrote a few magazine articles and published one book after retiring. But I never dreamed I would be at this point in my writing! How long will I continue? I wish I knew!

Why do I write? For several reasons, although it started by working on my book after nearly dying from four consecutive severe heart attacks within a few hours. My mind was in a terrible fog for many months, and I felt I could work my way out of it by exercising my brain. It worked!

I started writing and published my book two years ago, titled Uncommon Sense. Soon after, I began writing articles for my website and posting on LinkedIn. Within a few months, I discovered Medium and have not looked back!

Back to the reason I write. In this final season of life, I want to give back. My objective is to help others have a better career and life by sharing some of the many lessons learned during and after my long career. It…

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Bill Abbate
ILLUMINATION

Leadership Writer and Editor in ILLUMINATION, Leadership/Executive Coach, Author www.BillAbbate.com