100th Post on Medium
Two things that I have understood after writing hundreds of posts on my personal blog and the 100th on Medium.
So, this happens to be my 100th post on Medium! Yay!
This is beyond the 600+ posts that I have on my personal blog since 2003. My first post on Medium was 5 years back in 2015, and that means I have averaged around 1.6 posts per month here.
Is this sufficient to get noticed on Medium considering the volume of content that gets published on Medium now? I know it’s NOT. But it’s still a win for me, my own small personal win. To be able to dedicate some time to write despite all other madness in life.
Writing consistently requires effort, and that too a lot of it.
To add to that, just writing is not enough these days. A whole lot of work needs to be done for content distribution and reach too.
I have been a fan of Medium since day one. In the era when interfaces used to be cluttered, maintaining a blog site required technical know-how, and integrating even small plugins needed loads of effort, Medium came and bowled us all over with a single thing —
An easy to use, clean interface that made the writing and reading experience better.
The value offering was clear — writers could focus on writing and readers could access a variety of content in one place.
From then till now, a lot has changed at Medium but if you ask my views about it, I am still in love with it. There is something about the content here, that makes me come back to it every day, both as a reader and writer.
While I had planned a different post for today, but when I realized it will be the 100th post here, I thought to do a short note celebrating the same :). From writing individually to writing for many awesome publications, from bonding with fellow writers to making new connections with my readers, it has been an amazing journey so far.
I know there are many writers here who manage to write 100 posts in a couple of months, my sincere appreciation for their dedication and effort. I am also aware of the importance of frequency and quantity when it comes to digital content these days. Having said that, I have observed that whenever I have tried to run after the numbers especially for something as precious as writing or reading, I have failed miserably. Quality suffers and I am myself not happy with the content that I produce.
So, with time I have made peace with the fact that I might not be able to write as frequently as required by the platform but I would continue to write whenever I have something worth sharing, or something that I would like to express.
I hope someday I will learn the art of balancing between frequency and consistency. Until then, let me continue enjoying my journey and the process of writing. Even if it’s slow, I love it :). And I love my daily date with my notepad at my desk first thing in the morning.
If there are two things that I have understood about writing after penning down hundreds of posts in all these years, those would be —
Habit is powerful.
It’s ok to be slow, what matters, in the long run, is being consistent.