I’ve Been Writing on Medium 4 Years: Here’s Everything I’ve Learned

A quick rundown of my most valuable lessons

Kyle Chastain


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Back in 2020, when everyone was stuck at home, I started writing on Medium. Turns out, it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Writing on Medium has helped me:

  • Grow my writing skills
  • Escape a job that I hated
  • Land a job that I love
  • Make extra money

As I approach my four-year anniversary of writing on this platform, I wanted to take a minute to brain dump everything I’ve learned about how to thrive here.

Admittedly, it’s a semi-random list, written in bullet points, and loosely organized by topic. Hopefully there’s something for everyone here.

Let’s dive in!

Writing and Content Creation Techniques

Writing is a skill that anyone can learn. Yes, some people are more naturally talented at it than others, but everyone can improve their skills.

Here’s what I’ve learned about growing and standing out on Medium as a writer.

  • Writing consistently is the key to becoming a better writer.
  • Your best performing…



Kyle Chastain

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