Is writing on Medium worth it? Not for most of us, at least not if you’re looking for monetary compensation – but it’s great for a whole host of other things. What I *have* found there that I haven’t yet drummed up on my own blog is camaraderie, other interesting people to read, and especially through The Writing Cooperative (a Magazine that resides on the Medium platform), inspiration and encouragement.
In one of the writer support groups I’m in online, one of the members talked about how they’ve been using Medium.com as a way to encourage themselves to write more. Now, me too.
Sometimes, the injustice was just too much. Sometimes, the truth needed to be spoken, to be screamed, to be scrawled out on walls in sloppy red paint where no one would miss it, and when those times came, she was no longer afraid. She embodied veracity.
31 Days of Writing Wild is a set of writing prompts and a challenge from Beth Morey of sheofthewild.com. I’ve taken the challenge, and this is Day 1: At the end.
Why, do you ask, would someone who writes professionally opt-in for a free list of writing prompts? Why am I not, ya know, signing up for some sort of online course that will improve my business skills? Well, for one thing, I’ve decided that encouraging the personal gifts that drove me to this as a career will better serve me.
I’m learning, as I move through this process of personal and business evolution, that my sole purpose for doing this, for doing anything, is to aim for the heart and to keep learning to move from that place. The world done gone crazy, y’all, and I’m not sure i have any other tools to change it than operating in this way. Here’s how I keep from tearing my hair out.