The Good, Bad, and Ugly writing on Medium for 12 months

Lessons learned 12 months, 80 Stories and 800 Followers Later — The Few, The Proud, And why I am back

MarkfromBoston 🌻Ukraine
3 min readNov 3, 2022
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I drank the blogging Kool-Aid in 2021. And with a few fits and starts, I still shout Medium at the top of my lungs to all who will listen. I have had a challenging year of loss, love, and adventure. More on this is below.

The Good: getting feedback and hearing good things about my writing. Priceless.

This writing community is a personal community and it is invaluable to grow and face the universal challenges we all face — across the world. I have learned about articles my conservative ass would never have read and expanded my worldview. I also learned how much growth there is in sharing my life.

I am a very lucky guy to have found Medium writers.

The Bad:

Slump periods where the energy to write is just not there.

The voice in your head asking you to stop — “It’s not worth it, you are wasting time.”

The Ugly:

Telling the voice in your head to S.T.H.U. — your heart rules your writing passion!



MarkfromBoston 🌻Ukraine

Sharing stories of thrills of love. Just completed a teaching volunteer service in Costa Rica. Treasure the Medium tribe as my family. Connecting is what I do.