06 Aug 2021
I published my first story on Medium on August 6, 2019, and my journey on the platform has gone a long way since then.
Now, you can find that story on why the sky’s blue in the Everyday Science publication, which Farah Egby and I founded.
Most of my first stories were based around similar topics — I liked discovering and sharing why every day phenomena are how they are. Eventually, however, I started writing about other topics. I branched out into telling about self-motivation, writing, advice, humor, and more.
Finally, I started to write about programming, which is now my favorite thing to do on Medium. My first programming-related article was about how open-source development helps the world, and I ended up self-publishing it.
My absolute favorite publication to write with on Medium is Better Programming. My first story there was about how to make a magic 8 ball in Python, and I’ve since written 5+ others there. I especially love the BP team’s kindness and encouragement throughout the entire publishing process.
Another awesome part of Medium is how I can make money while sharing something I love with people like you.
Over these two years on Medium, I’ve been able to share my thoughts with over 160 thousand people, which is just mind-blowing.
I’ve earned $1,471.41 during my time on Medium, with my highest-earning month so far being July 2020 with $690.96. On average, I’ve earned $2.05 each day since I joined the Partner Program.
I’d like to thank a few people personally for helping me along my journey here. I wouldn’t be here without you, and I appreciate you all.
Farah, it’s awesome running Everyday Science with you, and you’ve also been a huge help on my Medium journey. Thank you!
Anupam (and everyone else on the BP team), it’s always an incredible day when I’m able to work with you to publish a story in Better Programming. Your kindness is one of the main reasons I love your publication so much. Thank you!
Zack, even though you’ve moved on from Better Programming, it’s been amazing working with you, and I wish you and your wife the best of luck raising your new daughter. Thank you!
Finally, I’d like to thank every single person who’s read my stories on Medium. I wouldn’t be here without the support, claps, and follows from the amazing folks reading on Medium.