My Top Medium Posts Ever as we Enter 2021
I started publishing on Medium on a regular basis in November 2020.
Since then, I’ve published 43 articles, and have recently nudged over 10,000 views. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m grateful to all who have supported me on the way.
Each article I’ve shared is like a balloon that I release into the sky. Some sail high and far, some stay close to home. All are precious to me.
Here are the ones that have resonated most with my readers — plus a personal favorite.
Paulo Coelho’s Bestseller in 2 Weeks Method
His 5-step process to write really, really fast
With 6.2K views, this article has the most views of any article I’ve written, by a long way. Most of the views are external, from recommendations in the Google app on Android devices.
This was the very first article I wrote when I decided to start publishing on Medium in November, and I poured a lot of myself into it. It took a while to get it published, and I’m grateful to Jessica Jungton for bearing with me while I made the edits necessary. I’m glad to see it doing so well.
Write Like You’re Flipping Burgers
An easy 3-step process for when writing burns
This short and heartfelt reflection on beating writer’s block was the first of my posts to reach 500 claps, 1,000 claps and now 1.5K claps. I wrote it from my experience working through my own struggles with writing, and I’m happy to see it resonating with others. Thanks again to Jessica Jungton for being patient with my edits.
Best Read Ratio
It’s Time to Finally Admit: We Love Medium BECAUSE the Deck is Stacked
$11.84 for 20+ hours of writing, and I’m still on the train
I wondered if the headline one this was a bit too clickbaity, because the article flips the idea of the deck being stacked (i.e. it’s stacked in favor of writers). But I needn’t have worried, as readers are staying and reading the full article rather than turning away.
With a 69% read ratio, it’s my most engaging article that’s at least a five-minute read. Thank you to Maria Rattray for accepting it for publication, and generously leaving the first comment and the best wishes for my writing.
Quy Ma kindly invited me to share my story. Writing this opened me up and helped me think about why I am writing, and what I want my readers to get out of my articles. I dug deep and shared personal stories of big changes in my life.
This article is the closest reflection of my soul that I’ve published, and it’s had a small amount of attention from readers. I’m grateful to Holly Jahangiri for publishing it and for your kind comments. It was an honor to write it for Reading Rhombus.
Thank you to:
Zulie Rane for your ongoing encouragement, coaching and support. Your Patreon is one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my writing.
Dennett for believing me and accepting my first articles into a Medium publication. I don’t think I would have made it past a couple of articles without your consistent encouragement and support.
Pamela Hazelton for being an editor that always gives constructive feedback, even with rejections.
Mike Ortega for giving me a space to tell my Medium story.
Scott Mayer for your kind feedback on my articles, and for giving me my first opportunity in a bigger publication as a relatively unproven writer.
All my readers — especially the quiet ones. As long as you are enjoying my writing, please keep coming back. You’re the ones who make the journey worthwhile.