Observations From One Amazing Month On Medium
How to go from zero to hero
Under one month ago, I was sitting on my couch with my coffee looking at emails from my photography students.
It was 6 AM, and the coffee seemed to disappear into the abyss without touching my sleepless mind.
One of my students asked me to create a how-to guide for content creation with his photography. I am no stranger to creating helpful content for my students, so I obliged.
Creating the steps for making better photographs was easy. I started a quick How-To video and sent it off.
I also remembered that my friend Chris had invited me to guest write for The Phoblographer.
I thought, could I add writing to how I connect with my photo students and life coaching clients?
How I found Medium
Years ago, someone told me that I had to write about what I knew if I wanted to establish myself with authority.
It was suggested to me that Medium was a great spot for professionals to write, so I signed up.
I have learned a LOT in just a month of writing on Medium. I am not new to writing, but adapting to the tools and layout has been a learning curve.
Slowly but surely, I got my sea legs to thank several other helpful writers that are kind enough to share advice.
Zero followers to 328 with over 14k views in less than a month
What did I do to achieve this?
I started writing my ass off!
There is no substitution for hard work.
If you want to succeed at anything in life, you have to work at it.
Writing is no different.
I wrote you a poem with my advice.
Your Writing Streak — by Charlie Naebeck
Pick up your pen, and grab your paper.
Circle the words that stand out strong.
Start all ideas as drafts in the stable.
Pick the idea that stands out strong.
Edit, revise, re-write, polish.
Use Grammarly or Hemingway.
If you don’t have a terrace, your couch will do.
Make sure to use relevant tags.
Hit the publish button and there it goes.
Wake up early, write while you are fresh.
Don’t worry too much about the stats.
Make about five of these or so.
Keep on writing because you love it so.
P.S. Set a goal for your writing and stick to it!
Hi, I am Charlie Naebeck
I can help you:
-Improve your photography and video skills
Contact me here to book a coaching session or photography lesson.
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