Yesterday was as many of us know is payday on Medium. For the past month since the changes have come, I have noticed a drastic drop in my earnings. From the comfortable $40–50 per month I’ve earned (which is below average) it’s now down to under $10.
This is the main source of my worries.
I have no idea why there is this sudden drop and I’ve been using the same strategy as before. My strategy hasn’t changed at all.
Perhaps it’s that?
It’s for this reason why I stepped back into publications and writing for publications.
I realize the importance of publications and it’s also crucial for me to implement them further. Not to mention writing more members posts.
This path of logic has led me to writing a members post on The Ascent and locking it.
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The feeling got me excited and curious about what sort of revenue I would get from the platform. Those questions were answered yesterday.
I have to admit I almost laughed and I almost felt a bit disappointed about the results.
But I picked myself up and smiled.
For the longest of times, I’ve been relying on my Tribe to help me with making the meagre earnings I have gotten in the past. Since all of that has changed now (perhaps the members that clapped before are using their memberships more) I have to take steps to change.
There needs to be a plan.
This 2 cents, as insignificant as it is, still proves a point. And it is a powerful point.
It proves to me that I don’t need to be so reliant on just the Tribe. I can run on my own with articles that I publish into the wide space that is Medium.
Maybe I’ll earn another 2 cents.
Maybe nothing at all.
But the fact that I got a sliver of results is still significant.
In our business, there are many small things like this that we get. Some of us may brush it aside, or some like me, use it to fuel ourselves and push forward. It’s that crack in the wall and we can use to peep inside, bust it down, or simply ignore it.
It is your call what you want to be doing with that, but even the small things in our lives still have a role to play.
You can not walk or run until you learn how to crawl and stand up. While these are small things to us as adults, they were significant skills to have when we were infants.
All the same, some small things that we have right now may not be significant now, but they can play a critical role later.
The thing is, we have no idea what will happen.
Maybe my efforts on publications will go to waste. Or maybe it won’t. It’s hard to say.
But I believe if we are given even the smallest of opportunities, it can still be used to prove a point to us.
For me, this proves that I don’t need to be so reliant on my Tribe. This is further proved by the fact there are still some people clapping for these posts.
I appreciate you guys for showing that support.
What I’m trying to say here is to not disregard the small things every single time. For sure, some small things may do nothing at all. However it doesn’t take away the fact something small can develop into a big thing.
One drop of rain can bring a thunderstorm.
One small bit of snow can bring an avalanche.
One spark can creating a roaring fire.
And one small act of kindness can change the entire world view of a person.
It’s not insignificant.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
Yesterday was the first day I felt more focused than usual. I had more structure to my day and more purpose than before. I wasn’t particularly pushing myself beyond, but I still got a lot of things done that I otherwise wouldn’t have.
I feel like I’m gaining a lot of momentum with this as I am pushing myself forward. I’ve been limiting my distractions and in times where I’m not sure what to do, I find myself relying on my to-do list and other objectives for guidance.
It was a fulfilling day for me.