Building a Foundation on Your Own “Land”

A Requirement for Writers (If You Want a Make a Career Out of It)

Hi Brian, thanks for your thoughtful and considerate response. If the only metric — or even the most important metric — was views, I might agree with you. To me, that’s only the starting point. A handshake, a nice-to-meet-you. I can’t get to know you without at least seeing a piece you’ve written.

Image for post
Image for post

It’s a Choice Though — Hobby or Career?

Your point about smaller scale is a good one — and Medium could be a great way to start building an audience. Cool that you’ve had success. But at some point, if you want to get serious about a writing career, you need a platform. For instance, a publisher won’t take you seriously without it — and it’s more than just an audience that reads your stuff. It’s about having a durable asset — a measure of your sales potential. Here’s more about that in a piece that generates about 5–6 new sign-ups per day for a set of free email lessons:

Written by

Writer, Educator, Musician. Trying to listen more than I speak.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store