Why Writing On Medium Is Like Gardening

You can get beautiful results

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Writing on Medium is a wonderful thing. You can nurture your own skills as a writer, and you can discover and encourage other writers and their content. We all want and need some amount of recognition and Medium is a great place for that to happen.

I love gardening. It’s a great, fun, and easy activity with lots of positive benefits. You get to be outside with fresh air, you can help plants and flowers grow, and you can beautify your lawn and garden.

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How is writing on Medium like being in a garden?

  • You’re in a safe place
  • You get to choose what you want to plant (write)
  • You can do weeding (editing)
  • You can show others your garden (your articles, poems, and stories)
  • You might win a prize for your exceptionally beautiful roses (your story might go viral)
  • Others might see your garden (profile) and tell their friends how wonderful it is
  • You can grow things that are wonderful to see (read)
  • Wonderful smells can permeate the air (maybe you can find stories about perfume)
  • You can get the hose and give the garden plenty of wet water (smiley face here)
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Remember that Medium is a fun place, but it is also a professional environment where writers are trying to hone their craft and make a living. Respect and encourage each other as best you can.

I’ve only recently discovered Medium, but so far I know there’s no place like it on the internet. For a small monthly fee, you can enjoy almost unlimited content, you can support your favorite writers and publications, and you can hopefully make some extra money.

I enjoy visiting the beautiful garden that is Medium, where I don’t have to see ads and beautiful stories (flowers) are growing every day. Spend some time today in the garden with your favorite writers. Enjoy the content, sip some iced tea, and have a great time in your big lawn chair.

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