Is Writing Every Day Worth It?

No, writing every day on Medium won’t get you more followers.

Daniel Wieser 🔥
4 min readJan 22, 2023

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It might not be worth it…

Writing an article every day can be a great way to establish a consistent writing practice and build an audience. However, it can also be a significant time commitment and may not be sustainable in the long term.

Why I write:

Maybe your goals are different from mine, but I’m not writing every day because I want to increase my follower counts. I’m building a content library, learning more, sharing what I learn, and ultimately publishing it all in my books.

What is Your Goal?

It’s important to think about what you want to achieve with your writing. If you’re looking to establish yourself as an authority in a particular field, then writing an article every day might be a good way to do that.

I imagine that what I create will eventually be my legacy.

I won’t have very many people interested in it.

And that’s not necessary.

Do not do it because you think it will make you rich.

It won’t…

Have a Plan

So if your goal is to build a loyal following of readers who look forward to your content, then it might be better to focus on writing fewer, higher-quality articles. The quality of your writing may suffer if you are not able to take the time to properly research and revise your articles.

It’s important to set realistic goals that align with your resources and priorities.

It’s always a good idea to have a plan and set goals to achieve, and then measure the results to see if it’s working for you — but writing every day may not be the most effective way to achieve your goals as a writer.

While writing consistently is an important aspect of building a writing practice, it is not always necessary or even beneficial to write every day.

Let me clarify what this could instead lead too…

Burnout

One of the main reasons writing every day may not be useful is that it can lead to burnout. Consistently producing content can be a time-consuming and mentally taxing task, and if you are not able to take a break and recharge, it can lead to a decrease in the quality of your writing.

Lower Quality

If you’re pushing yourself too hard, to write every day, you might not have enough time for researching and editing your articles, which can ultimately lower the quality of your work.

Less Focus

You may be more inclined to write on a wide range of topics rather than focusing on a specific niche or area of expertise. This can make it difficult to establish yourself as an authority in a particular field and build a loyal following of readers.

Don’t do it because everyone says you should do it because it worked for them…

Everyone is different.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s journey as a writer is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Just because someone else has had success with writing every day, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right approach for you.

Find your own writing routine and schedule that works best for you and your lifestyle. If you find that writing every day is too demanding and stressful, it’s better to adjust your schedule to something more manageable.

If you think that writing every day is not challenging enough and you want to push yourself more, then you can increase the frequency or the length of your writing sessions.

Conclusion: Be Mindful.

The key is to be mindful of your own goals and needs, and not to feel pressured to conform to a specific writing schedule just because it worked for someone else.

The majority is always wrong…

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Daniel Wieser 🔥

http://www.danielwieser.com Genius Mastermind 📚 Wrote a lot of books just for fun | ASD | Writes about writing books, technology, AI, ChatGPT.