Summary of 2019 Accomplishments as a Data Science Blogger

Reviewing 2019 accomplishments and lessons learned as a medium writer, as well as discussing goals for 2020

The year 2019 has been a remarkable year for me as a data science blogger. Ever since my first article was published on medium some 18 months ago, writing has become an integral part of my life. Through my data science articles, I’ve reached thousands of enthusiastic readers and learners throughout the world.

In this article, I’ll discuss a summary of my accomplishments in 2019 as a data science writer. I hope that this article will serve as a source of inspiration for anyone interested in starting a career as a blogger.

Summary of 2019 accomplishments

Number of articles published = 63

Number of new followers = 1400

Total number of views = 267,000

Total number of reads = 124,000

Total number of fans = 3,000

Minimum monthly earning = $1.47

Maximum monthly earning = $933

Top 5 articles published in 2019

Top 5 articles published in 2019.

Visualization of the number of views, reads, fans, and earnings

Generally, as a successful writer, your number of views, reads, read ratio, fans, and earnings should grow at a decent rate over time. The plots below show my monthly views, reads, fans, and earnings for the 17 months following my joining Medium as a writer. As you publish high-quality articles prolifically and consistently, you will see your number of views, reads, fans, and earnings growth over time.

Feedback and Comments from Readers

Article: Machine Learning Project Planning

Feedback and Comments: “Thanks for sharing Benjamin, your work has been unbelievably helpful on my Data Science journey. Cheers man, have a great New Year.

Article: Combining Actual Data with Simulated Data in Machine Learning

Feedback and Comments: “Hello, Ben! Kudos for this and your other posts here on Medium, they are brilliant! I would like to ask if you have the equivalent code you used on this post in Python? Many thanks!

Article: Theoretical Foundations of Data Science — Should I Care or Simply Focus on Hands-on Skills?

Feedback and Comments: “Thanks for writing this article! It’s extremely informative and helpful for a novice data science aspirant like me. Just one thing, in addition to the references you have mentioned, are there any good books for learning the math required for data science?

Clear. Concise. Love it! Thanks for publishing.

Article: Data Science MOOC Verified Certificate — Is it worth it?

Feedback and Comments: “Thank you so much for such an amazing effort. I am looking forward to completing some of these courses. You truly helped me. Thanks a lot.”

Article: Feature Selection and Dimensionality Reduction Using Covariance Matrix Plot

Feedback and Comments: “Great post. Very easy to follow and straight to the point. Thank you.”

Goals for 2020

Ever since my first article was published on medium some 18 months ago, writing has become an integral part of my life. Through my articles, I have shared my diverse experiences in physics, materials sciences, online education, data science, machine learning, and analytics with thousands of enthusiastic learners all over the world. My goal is to continue to improve myself as a writer and to keep pushing myself to write and write and write. Writing is fantastic and fun!

If you are interested in data science blogging, find below are some resources that can get you started.

Useful resources to get you started

Start Data Science Blogging in 2020

Beginner’s Guide to Writing Data Science Blogs on Medium

Choose the Right Featured Image For Your Data Science Articles

How to Succeed as a Medium Writer — 2 Lessons from an Ancient Book

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Physicist, Data Science Educator, Writer. Interests: Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Python & R, Predictive Analytics, Materials Sciences, Biophysics

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