Ever since my article about the curation process on Medium a few weeks ago, I am taking more risks with my writing.
10 Things To Do When Medium Doesn’t Curate Your Articles
When I have a curation gap, I go into my imposter syndrome mode. I doubt the daylights out of my own abilities. I tell…
For me, this strategy of taking risks amounts to:
- writing in different tags
- writing in different forms
- writing in different voices
- writing in different styles
- publishing in different publications
The outcome that I have experienced a month into this strategy is an increase in curation rate. Previously, my curation rate stood at about 15%. Now, my curation is at about 30%.
I know it may not seem like a large increase to some. But, I publish an article or two articles everyday. The increased curation rate keeps me writing. It also gives me motivation to be more prolific in my writing.
I am putting in effort into my Medium full time job. I have to keep on improving my stats.
This month, I have a few goals.
- Consciously continuing my effort at going after my Top Writer status in Mental Health.
Workplace Stress, Burnout, and PTSD
A personal story of the worst effects of workplace burnout cycle and recovery
The Dog That Saved Me From PTSD and Depression
I remember the spring day that I met my daughter for the first time.
2. I started to write about pets. Specifically, I wrote about my dog.
3. I took a leap of faith writing in complete honesty about single motherhood.
The Guts and Gore of Single Motherhood
My apartment is an exploding mess. My kitchen counter is littered with many of my son’s “science experiments”. The…
4. I ventured into writing about technology by getting my feet wet with a fiction piece.
5. I published my articles in some new publications:
One Table, One World
People coming from different cultural backgrounds sharing seats at the table to dine, to laugh, to cook, to heal and…
Have you been taking risks in your writing lately? If not, try a few things and see if they work for you. If anything, the experience is an adventure in itself.
About the Author
Jun Wu is a technologist turned freelance writer and a single mom. She lives in upstate NY with her son. She blogs on wellplayedchild.com about parenting and entrepreneurship. You can find her most active on her Twitter and Instagram accounts @wellplayedchild.