Medium Writers, How (and Why) to Replace Stress Over Curation with the Discipline to Produce Stronger Content.

Content is King. The Journey to Attaining Your Goals Begins When You Open Your Keyboard.

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How?

If you consistently complete the below steps, the discipline becomes organic:

  • Set a daily writing goal for yourself. If you set to write one story a day and attain that goal, in the course of a five-day work week you will have completed approximately 30 stories within the month. If you write over seven days, the number increases. If you write more than one article a day for either option … you do the math. Set your goal and meet it.
  • Play the Medium game. That is, post your articles on your social media, rejuvenate old articles by sharing those too, submit to publications, interact with your readers, work to attain new readers … it’s all of a piece. There is, however, a caveat: If you are not genuine, you will fail. Your numbers will not increase as your readers will sense that you are in this only for the money. For myself, what means more to me than any end-of-the-month bank transfer is what I said above: I love reading that some of my pieces touch the lives of others. And I love reading your pieces. Those two items are my gold.
  • Define for yourself why you want to write on Medium, and then write to that answer.
  • Make falling behind a grave inconvenience. If you miss a day, catch-up!

Why?

Taken in the same order as the How, above:

  • If you set daily writing goals for yourself and meet them, you will soon likely become driven to increase your output, and your success by association ... if you don’t give up. What’s the point in giving up, anyway?
  • If you play the Medium game and practice daily, after a while … larger goals will beckon.
  • If you write to your own desired end on this platform, the discipline required to meet that intention will get you there.
  • Falling behind is a bitch.

Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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