Writing More is Not the Solution!

A simple yet effective method to achieve writing success.

Daniel Wieser 🔥
3 min readJan 25

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A few days ago, Medium Staff shared this comprehensive article:

After all, writing more would come with a lot of benefits:

A dedicated practice yields exponential knowledge, empathy, discipline, and confidence. — The Medium Guide to Writing More in 2023

The Problems…

Writing more articles does not necessarily mean that they will be of high quality or that they will be well-received by readers. In fact, publishing low-quality or irrelevant content can actually harm your online presence!

Low quality content might repell readers.

It’s important to focus on writing high-quality, well-researched, and engaging articles that will attract readers and build your reputation as a credible source of information.

Understand your audience.

Creating more articles may not necessarily increase your exposure, if you’re not reaching the right audience. You need to understand your target audience and create content that is tailored to their interests and needs.

It is time-consuming.

Writing more articles can be time-consuming and may take away from other important tasks, such as building relationships with readers, networking with other professionals in your field, and promoting your content.

Become present and get found.

Simply writing more articles does not guarantee that they will be easily found by potential readers. Make sure that your articles are optimized for search engines and that they are easily discoverable.

Findings…?

After writing every day for quite some time now, I ask myself if “writing every day” is the answer to all of our problems.

Is the effort really worth it?

Writing more is worth it if you love doing it, but if you hate it, it probably isn’t worth it.

What should you do instead?

Simply writing more and more won’t give you much…

It is not the answer to achieve “writing success” …

But what is it instead?

Simple, yet difficult:

By focusing on what others won’t do, you will get a competitive advantage over everyone.

Writing more is something everyone can do.

It’s simple. It just takes time.

Writing about more complex topics, positioning yourself as an expert, and then charging higher prices than everyone else might be the better way:

“In about six years, I have sold over 40,000 books and earned over $160,000 (income) from selling non-fiction books on Amazon, all these while writing from the side.” — Greg Lim

That’s all, folks!

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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.