It’s My One Year Anniversary On Medium

Deep diving into the details of my first year on the platform.

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I actually joined Medium on January 15th, 2022, but since I didn’t submit an article until the 31st, I’ve decided to hold off on posting this until now. This, to me, is my real one-year celebration.

I call the first 2 weeks research and development.

It amazes me how quickly life can change. One year ago I was feeling like I was spinning my wheels with not much direction. I felt like I was out here on the planet aimlessly floating around. I dabbled in all sorts of different ways to make money, but nothing made complete sense. At least, none of it made sense in comparison to how much Medium makes sense.

I originally heard about Medium from a YouTube video that I was watching. In it, the guy talked about his different streams of income as a nomad. Medium was the last item on his list, and he barely gave it any attention. But I heard him say that he earned “roughly one hundred dollars per month for his writing,” and that was enough to pique my interest.

I figured that if he could make one hundred dollars per month, then surely I could as well.

I had messed around with a couple of different blogs but nothing seemed to take hold. I’ve always enjoyed writing and had aspirations to be a travel writer when I was in my early twenties, but I never could figure out how to do it. Plus, I will admit that I really never tried as hard as I could have either.

I have submitted articles to physical publications a few times. But somehow I never wrote what they were interested in, at least that is what I assumed as I never did hear back from some of them. It felt too hard and a bit demoralizing in all honestly. Call me lazy, I don’t care.

But Medium? No Medium felt easy to me and I relished in it from the beginning.

A timeline of my time on Medium


As stated earlier, it took me two weeks to finally feel like I was ready to post an article. It wasn’t that I was worried that my writing wasn’t good…



Jillian Amatt - Artistic Voyages

Sharing authentic experiences from my life as an artist, full-time traveler, and serious steward of our beloved planet. I aim to Spread Love Through Art.