My Two-Year Medium Anniversary

What I’ve learned from my first two years on the platform.

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Growing an Audience

During my first week on Medium, I got a grand total of 5 views. During this past week, my posts received nearly 20,000 views.

Finding a Niche

I’ve debated with myself a few times whether I should restrict my posts on Medium to one “niche.” My sobriety posts are definitely the most popular thing I write, but I’ve also written about everything from running to market research.

Actionable Advice

Finally, I’ll leave you with a few pieces of actionable advice for new writers:

  • Post consistently.
  • Stay up-to-date on Medium’s distribution guidelines, and always follow them.
  • Write about the topics you’re genuinely passionate about. Your passion will show.

I’m a lawyer and teacher from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, running, and more. Buy me a “coffee” at

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