It’s about your message
Last Sunday I received an email from Medium mentioning that I’m one of the top mental health writers. I was stunned and didn’t anticipate it. How is this possible? I am another writer on this platform. To be a top writer on Medium? That’s an honor.
I started writing here 90 days ago. English is my subsequent language. I did not realize that how generally will be a top writer. I tried everything that I thought would work for myself and benefit my readers.
Also, as of late I didn’t publish anything for a very long time because of a family matter. My mom had a medical procedure last week. So I had to go with her and stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
I would rather not stop writing, and I intend to write articles there, however I can’t concentrate. Subsequently, this message is like medicine and a gift to me.
Thank you for your help and for taking the time to read my articles. Without my readers, I’d never reach this milestone.
My three most influential articles assisted me with reaching this milestone. And if you haven’t read them, you can read the articles here. All the topics come from my personal experiences, observations, and life lessons over many years.
The following are 8 lessons I learned after 90 days to turn into a top writer on Medium:
1. Your story matters
Have you at any point hesitated to share your story? Each story is important, regardless of what kind of story you tell. Individuals can learn something from it. It’s either about your examples of overcoming adversity or failures.
Your examples of overcoming adversity can inspire others. And they can learn something from each failure and achievement. Attempt to share the story from the two sides.
“A word after a word after a word is power.” — Margaret Atwood
2. Be genuine
A genuine story can interface individuals to each other. It makes us human and can bring individuals closer together. At the point when you come clean, individuals can trust you more. Individuals want to know the reality without reading behind the lines or hidden agendas.
The spirit of self improvement is the base of all genuine development in the individual. — Samuel Smiles
3. Quality over quantity
At the point when I first started writing, I tried to publish an article consistently. If you are another writer, this is fine. It will assist you with improving your writing skills. However, in the long run, quality is important. The additional time you spend researching, writing, and thinking. The better your message and article will be.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. — Henry David Thoreau
4. What is right is not always popular
Writing in Medium is not about popularity. It is about substance. That’s a big difference from other popular social media platforms. Many individuals come to Medium to find solutions to their concerns. They want to find ideas, truth, and reality. Something they can apply and make their lives better.
In any walk of life, you can decide to make the best choice. — Katharine Firearm
5. Learn and engage with your readers and different writers
All writers are great readers. And writers should learn from different writers. What is work on this platform and what is not? Take time to learn as a writer and reader. If you feel that the message of different writers resonates with you. Remember to engage with them. You can follow, clap, remark, or mention their names. Attempt to imagine the two sides’ perspective.
“A lifelong learner is a lifelong winner.”― Matshona Dhliwayo
6. Share your expertise and experience
The best writing comes from what you know best and what you are generally familiar with. Are you aware of your expertise? Have you made a list for it? It could be about your leisure activity, habits, community, life experience, and so forth.
My two articles were about tea and physical activity. Despite the fact that I am not a specialist here. Yet, I can share the stories because this has been part of my life for more than 10 years.
Nothing is a waste of time if you utilize the experience wisely. — Auguste Rodin
7. Be engaged and consistent about your topic and tags
I don’t write about everything. All along, I’ve just written about four topics. It is related to mental health, personal development, life lessons, and prosperity. I also utilize these topics as my tags when I publish an article. Although the wellsprings of the story may come from different individuals and cases. The main subject is always the same.
Achievement isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to progress. Greatness will come. — Dwayne Johnson
8. Center around your writing, devotees will come later
It is important to Have adherents. The more adherents you have, the more your article will be seen and advanced. However, that’s not everything. What matters here is your substance and your message.
For what reason ought to individuals read your article? What is the most ideal benefit for them? If you share something accommodating and helpful to others’ lives, your adherents will come. It’s about your message, not the quantity of devotees you have.