A Note of Thanks
We’re just getting started
I started writing with Medium because I liked the simplicity of the platform, and I needed another outlet for my work. The fact that Medium offered a way for their writers to get paid for using their platform was just an added bonus. I never really expected to actually make much money doing it, and I still don’t expect that at all. However, this month I reached two milestones, after over a year of publishing on this site, and I just wanted to take a moment and say thanks.
First, thanks for helping me get over a thousand followers. Whatever made you decide to start following me here, whether it was my poetry, my satire, or my political write-ups, I hope that I can continue to provide you with engaging material and that you will stick around to see what I do next. I appreciate each and every person who reads my work. At the end of the day, that is the rewarding part of writing, knowing that someone took time out of their day to allow my words to take up space in their imagination. There’s really nothing else quite like it in the world of art.
Secondly, thanks for sharing my work with others, and helping me earn a decent chunk of change for my writing for the first time in my life. It’s definitely not something I expected, and as such, it is a pleasant surprise to look at my earnings for the month of September here and see it already over the $500 mark. That’s more than I ever earned through traditional publishing, and nearly more than I’ve earned from all my book sales combined. I am sort of shocked about it to be honest, but just grateful for the opportunity. Seeing that happen has kind of awakened my senses to what can be possible as a writer for Medium, and right now it looks like there might be more potential for success than I previously realized. I’m just getting started after all, so I am excited for what the future may bring.
If you just started following me, welcome aboard. I hope I’ve written something worthy of your time, and I hope that I can do that again in the future. I’m still learning how to do this, how to express myself meaningfully and how to earn readers without being such a sarcastic nut that I turn folks away.
Here are my most read pieces since joining Medium, if you are interested:
And here are a few of my favorite poems I’ve written, for those so inclined:
Again, thanks for making this possible. Thanks for taking the time to engage with my words. Thanks for sharing in this journey with me. And above all else, thanks for the chance to continue to do something I love. I’ll keep writing as long as someone out there wants to keep reading what I write.
I hope that someone is you.