Current Assignment: Medium Writer And Content Creator

Darrin Atkins
2 min readJun 19, 2024

Next assignment: yet to be determined

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Are you on the path to greatness?

It’s okay if you’re not.

Seriously, it’s perfectly all right.

Recently I received notifications regarding and for somebody I know. There were two notices:

  • The first seemed wonderful. “You have been selected...for a wonderful honor... And it is due to your hard work.” Sounds great, right? I felt wonderful about it. Then... it asked for a hundred dollars. Forget it.
  • The second one was a notification of a loss in a major effort. Granted, I saw the winning entry and I took a look. Was it worthy? Absolutely it was. The entry was beyond stellar and certainly deserving of significant recognition.
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What does this have to do with being a Medium contributor?


  • First, don’t rely too much on any one single platform as a writer. Consider other opportunities and ways to make money as a writer.
  • Second, be aware of media companies that may sound like a wonderful way to publish your content but…



Darrin Atkins

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