How I Went From 0 Medium Followers to 14,000

Tom Kuegler
Dec 20, 2017 · 7 min read

It’s easy to sit on my semi-high horse right now and preach about “trusting the process” when I have 14K followers on Medium.


I Knew It Would Take 6–12 Months


I Was Happy With 30 Readers

And why get angry that an article did so shitty when you can just write another one?


I Knew Posting 5 Times Per Week Would Help Close The Gap

Blogging doesn’t pay off right away — but it DOES pay off EXPONENTIALLY when you REALLY get good.


I Knew I Would See Success

I knew I wouldn’t see success in the first few months! I knew success would come after years — if anything.

A lot of people think if they don’t see success in the first few months (or weeks!) that they should quit. It’s not worth it. It’s never going to work.


I Wasn’t Always Enthusiastic

The truth is I don’t know what made me persevere. Was it my background? The fact that I played sports in college or something? The fact that I had so many people helping me along the way..

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Tom Kuegler

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Vlogger. Travel blogger. 26 years old. Currently in Southeast Asia. Get my free 5-day Medium course via email → http://bit.ly/2olDN4V

The Mission

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org