Grateful for 1,000 Followers

2 min readJul 20, 2022

Let’s review how we got there in less than ten bullet points

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  • I followed my desire to express myself through writing outside of the workplace — dabbled here and there with editorials and short stories.
  • I then had a deep and lasting dream about writing a book with a very elaborate science fiction story.

I wasn’t ready for that.

Then I found

My eyes were opened wide.

  • I started reading articles, picking up on writer tips, reading comments, sharing comments, absorbing like a sponge, and then writing a few articles to test the waters.
  • I wrote about writing and published a few articles in my spare time about the journey I was taking and how many Followers I was attracting.

Seemed like a thing a number of writers on Medium do from time to time. (Understatement of the year)

And swear to God, this will be the last article I write having to do with anything about the number of Followers I have, or do not have, on Medium.

But I digress.

  • I then, explored more fantastic publications on Medium, found more content I loved, and some funky publications I really hoped to write for. Started making lists of publications and writers to check in on from time to time. I’m now writing for four publications from time to time.
  • I had more fun with my writing, got advice from writers like GB Rogut, and others, and continued to study the comments here and elsewhere so I could…

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