I'm Developing An Obsession With Medium
I deleted the Facebook app on my phone for 2 weeks now and I haven’t missed it a bit. I should have congratulated myself but no, thanks. Because I am battling another addiction or may I say obsession — reading stories on Medium.
I usually promise to read 1 story for the 5-minute break given by the Pomodoro technique. But what usually happens is it extends to 30 minutes. It's eating the entire 25 minutes that I am supposed to do the tasks I have in hand.
I can’t help it. Medium has a lot of content to offer. I can’t get enough of the productivity hacks and the book recommendations. Add to that the writing techniques, true crime stories, and even recipes!
Aside from learning to use Grammarly, Hemingway editor, headline analyzers, and amassing so many many productivity hacks that I get to choose which personally, the skills that I’m gaining from Medium are now sending ripples to people surrounding me.
True Stories of Benefits:
I was able to write a story with a marketing tone
A write-up was submitted to my boss last week and she didn’t like it as it sounded too scholarly. She assigned me to revise and give it a marketing tone. It gave me stress for a while because I knew I couldn’t write a marketing article.
I tried to negotiate with my boss saying that I can only write rigid legal communications. But her word is final. She just said I have to try.
Light bulb moment: I opened Medium and started writing about the topic as if I am writing for a Medium story. I drafted it with a catchy headline, put a subtitle, and even inserted an image from Unsplash. Then I sent the draft link to my boss.
She liked it. It was a wow for her. I was very proud to have winged that story. It became possible because I used my Medium hat.