I did it. I completed my goal I set on December 1, 2019 to write and publish something every day for the month as an experiement. Here are the results:
Exactly one month ago I sat here on December 2nd and announced I was doing an experiment with daily content being the goal.
I started each day in December writing at my desk which is a win in itself.
I published 42 stories for the month.
Of those, ten were selected by curators at Medium to be distributed in the following topics:
Travel: 2 stories
Disability: 3 stories
Poetry: 1 poem
Sexuality: 1 story
Mental Health: 1 story
Relationships: 2 stories
At some point, I was named a Top Writer by Medium in the Travel topic.
The 42 stories had over 4,000 views for the month compared to just over 3,000 the previous month for the fewer stories I published the month before.
I think I may have earned more money than any other month in I’ve been here for the past two years, but I’m not sure exactly how much yet beause my December earnings numbers disappeared on January 1st. But I did see money drip in every day in December.
We often hear that when we set earning money as a goal our writing suffers because it should be all about the art or expressing ourselves or some such.
My experiment was a huge success because I accomplished a simple goal of writing at least one story per day, I seem to have improved my writing judging by the results from Medium, but mostly I enjoyed more wonderful engagement from readers.
Now it is January and here I am with my new routine of writing while I drink my morning coffee instead of watching TV news. I have developed a habit of writing every morning.
We all need less TV and more reading and writing.
Happy New Year!