Wow. A Lot of Writers Give Up.
Trying to get my mojo back here on Medium and I’ve made some keen observations about writers here
So sadly I’ve lost some of my mojo here on Medium. Is it the awful sordid summer slump that everyone keeps talking about? Am I getting bored? Am I failing to honor a commitment I made? If that’s the case how am I gonna fare once I turn 30 and like, quit smoking, drinking, coffee, naps, weed, and junk food as I have promised myself?
So I got a little anxious that I wasn’t putting my all into this as I promised. I did super awesome-ly in June. I worked my butt off and drove a lot of organic traffic to my page.
I have a tendency to self sabotage, and fortunately I’m aware of that tendency now. I reach a point that proves that I can succeed, but then I don’t take a step over that line, or I revert back to old habits, knowing that I can do otherwise if I just tried.
Naturally, this is a very toxic habit, since I ought to be treating any venture as something going up and up, not something that ultimately deflates.
So, today, I got back on Medium, with the intention of writing a short article (this one), maybe getting back into writing my novel, and then going down the list of my 1.4k followers, one by one, and doing some engagement.
What I have discovered was….kinda shocking, to say in the least.
I have a lot of followers who have just as many followers as I do, maybe even more. When I visit their profile, their last story was like…March. May. January. Hmph.
Seems like a lot of writers are losing steam and giving up, too.
I used to worry about the oversaturation of content on this website. Seems like there’s nothing to really worry about anymore. I wonder what the ratio is of writers who continue vs writers who give up after six months. Seems like there’s a lot more going than staying.
So, in my limitless wisdom of always wanting to be different from other people, I might as well be one of those who stays.
For the record, I am mostly using this platform to build a loyal following. My husband, who has more crystall ball vision than I do, insists: keep at it for a…