The Best Advice I Have Received As A New Writer On Medium

Berthran Benaiah
2 min readNov 26, 2021

It is a marathon, not a sprint — this is not the advice.

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Starting your journey on Medium can be a roller coaster of emotions.

I know, mine has been.

One minute you’re super excited about this new adventure; the next minute you’re doubting if it is worth your time and effort.

I know exactly how that feels. I’ve been there.

I doubt if there are any hard and fast rules for success on Medium in the long term.
However, this simple advice I got from Jameson Steward is going to remain with me for a very long time:

Just take things one day at a time.

You should definitely take that advice as well. It sums up everything for me.

One day you are feeling so pumped to crush it and the next day your cursor keeps blinking on a blank page.

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Just take things one day at a time.

“I put so much into this article I’m sure it would do really well.”

What if it doesn’t?

Just take things one day at a time.

Whatever happens each day, resolve to take things one day at a time.

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Do Not Try to Do Everything At Once
With every additional article you read from top writers on Medium, you see changes you need to make.
Do not overwhelm yourself trying to do so much at once.

Have a System
Have a system that allows you to take seemingly small actions consistently.
Appreciate consistent daily progress and monitor your growth.
Small, seemingly inconsistent improvements, made consistently over time, will create huge results.

Place Emphasis on Consistency
“The hallmark of excellence, the test of greatness, is consistency.” — Jim Tressel.
Stay consistent.

Never Stop Writing. No Matter What
It’s like this, you do not stop breathing just because you are experiencing difficulties in breathing.
You keep breathing until you can breathe better.

Keep writing no matter what.

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction.”- Jim Rohn

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Berthran Benaiah

Writing coach | Top Writer | Growth Enthusiast | Unorthodox Thinker