4 Harsh Lessons I’ve Learned From 4 Years of Writing Online

Effort doesn’t always correlate with results

Kurtis Pykes
Practice in Public

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Start writing online” is the trending advice for people who want to gain control over their lives.

But what the guru’s issuing this prescription won’t tell you is things aren’t rosy and sweet once you do.

There will be times when it absolutely sucks to sit behind your computer screen, punching out letters.

You’ll question why you’re doing it and even consider giving up.

This happened to me in 2022…

I stopped writing completely for 6 entire months.

During this period, I spent a lot of time reflecting on my goals and what I want to achieve from being a writer.

Since then, I’ve been pretty consistent.

I’m now one of the top 6% earners in the Medium partner program and recently launched a ghostwriting business.

Still, in my time of writing, I’ve learned some valuable lessons about writing online.

Here’s 4 of the harshest I can recall from the top of my head…

1. Consistency is crucial — but it’s not enough

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Kurtis Pykes
Practice in Public

I ghostwrite Educational Email Courses for CEOs in AI | 25k+ followers on @Medium | 7M+ content views (and counting). https://www.thesocialceoblueprint.com/