The #1 Mistake New Writers Make (And How to Avoid It)
It was 2020 when I first thought about writing online.
I had zero experience. I didn’t know what to write about. I didn’t know how to get people to read my articles.
Most importantly, I didn’t know where to write.
The term blogger was quite famous when I grew up. It sounded cool. People talked about blogs and how they could earn money by writing articles online.
I was intrigued by the term blogger.
I looked up online for suggestions. Most of them were about starting a blog.
So, I did the same.
I bought a domain name and web hosting to start my blog. I aimed to monetize it with Google Adsense and make thousands each month. LOL.
That was a pretty big aim for someone who hadn’t written anything before.
After a few months of writing and monetizing my blog, I understood that starting a blog was a huge mistake. People hardly visited my site. And it took a lot of work even to make $10 from my blog.
Then, I heard about Medium. I decided to give it a shot. It was a whole other world of online writing. When I shifted my articles to Medium, people started reading and commenting on my posts.
They liked my articles, followed me, and even subscribed to my newsletter.
Next, I learned about how social media can be used to gain followers and viewers.
I began writing on LinkedIn and Twitter (it’s called X now).
My writing took a significant turn when I started sharing my work on platforms other than my blog.
Once I learned the possibilities of Medium and social media, I stopped writing new articles on my blog. Instead, Medium was my go-to place.
So, if you are a new writer, here’s my advice:
Don’t start a blog.
It’s a mistake.
Instead, start writing on Medium. You can build an audience, connect with other writers, and make money faster.