Medium is like going to the gym.
You don’t bench press 300 pounds if you’ve never worked out before. You start with just the bar, add weight, and add weight.
I remember the early frustrating days of Medium. I had ZERO followers. But I didn’t quit. Some of the most popular writers on the platform Jon Westenberg, Benjamin P. Hardy, Darius Foroux — I’ve watched them grow their audiences from nothing. People have this impression that they had this built-in audience. No.
As in most ventures, success takes time, and most people cast off others success as luck instead of taking a hard look in the mirror.
Looking in the mirror sucks…
But it works.