The article How Top Writers Use Rejection Pain to Up Their Game published in The Writing Cooperative on 8th September remains my top earner. This article was curated by Medium. As a result, I noticed a sharp rise in earnings ten days later.
I am also now benefitting from Referred Member Earnings.
I have continued to focus on improving the quality of my stories and this is reflected in the new top 5 this week, see below. All of my top 5 have been published in publications rather than self-published.
I now have 80 articles published on Medium and I…
To be effective any growth hack has to be easy and natural to use.
The processes I am about to tell you about are all easy to use. They should form a natural part of your life as a writer on Medium.
So let’s start with something you do every time you publish an article on Medium.
Did you know that your responses can show up in searches?
Responses help you build your following and your reputation on Medium. When you respond both the writer and the Medium algorithm get a feel for the sort of person you are and…
My mother died at 3.24 pm on a Sunday.
She didn’t deserve the painful death resulting from her prolonged battle with cancer. Neither did she deserve the ungrateful son who added to her suffering. My only excuse is that at seventeen I had not yet learned how to love.
Could I ever hope to make up for my selfishness?
I don’t know how it is for everyone else, but there seemed to be a lot of dark times in my early life.
I was born in the middle of the Blitz bombing of London. My father came home from the…
Let me show you how over 1,000 of the clients I have coached have used this simple method of self-awareness to make life-transforming changes.
Simply by being aware of what is going on in your mind from moment to moment you can unlock your ability to make power-enhancing choices.
There are two sorts of awareness:
Psychologists view self-awareness as the key that opens the door to self-knowledge (see: Oxford Research Encyclopedias). …
I write this on a day when my income from writing on Medium rocketed up by thirty-seven per cent.
Have you ever had a pay rise of thirty-seven per cent? I never did. But that’s the great thing about holding your destiny in your own hands, you can use sweat your talent and know-how to increase your income.
Let me tell you how I do it.
Note: I have put a number of links to useful resources in this article. I do NOT receive affiliate income from these sources. My only aim is to earn as a writer.
We’re not talking about being slightly miffed. We’re talking real, blood-boiling, nail spitting, wall punching fury. You have activated your fight or flight system. You want to hit out, to go to war. Your whole motivation is aggressive. You are ready to do something violent.
You’re revelling in your sense of power. You don’t want to give up your superior position.
When you lose your car keys or your phone you go rummaging around in your bag or in the dustbin. You feel a bit panicky — you need to find them to be able to get on with your…
All I ever wanted was to leave a small mark on life’s honours board to say, “I was here”.
I’ve never been particularly interested in wealth, position or fame. But I did want to feel free, comfortable and secure. I don’t like being organised or ordered about. I am uncomfortable in large, noisy gatherings or in the presence of loud, boastful people.
Time spent thinking and dreaming and small, intimate gatherings are more my style.
Above all I have searched for a way to express myself, to feel good about what I’m doing with my life.
“Work hard, keep your…
How to use your Medium stats to tell you what your readers want.
Do you ever have days when your writing genie goes missing and you just can’t get going?
I do. In fact, I am having one today, so I thought I’d write about it. You see I am very determinedly pursuing a goal of having 100 articles published on Medium by the end of October. At the time of writing, I only have 73, so I cannot afford to let a day go by without publishing something.
At the same time, I don’t want to publish just any…
I woke in the middle of the night with the thought clear in my mind.
“I keep telling myself failure stories that make me feel bad,” I realised. “What would happen if I only tell myself stories about the good times in my life?” It sounds like a simple idea, but could I do it?
And then — brainwave, what would happen if I wrote a whole new future for my life? Wow! That sounded like something worth trying.
I jumped out of bed and stumbled downstairs to my computer.
In my perfect life, how will I be — where…