I’m still writing for Medium a couple of times a week and I’m slowly but surely building a bigger audience.
So far, I’ve been named a top writer in both feminism and parenting. And yesterday, I made it to the front page of the freelancing section with my most successful article to date by far with my article on why “hustle culture is bullshit”.
I don’t know if I’ll be one of the writers there who gets a bonus this month or next, though it would be cool if I did. I am making a little bit of money there now but the money is really secondary. I really, really like having a venue to say the things I’ve always wanted to say and it’s just a gratifying plus that it seems to resonate with readers.
Even though I believe everything I wrote about how side hustles aren’t guaranteed to make most people rich, I still sometimes wonder, anyway. If I can make this many fans with just a part-time effort, what would I be able to accomplish if I really put all my effort into it?
At this point in my life, that seems like a moot point. I honestly don’t have the “spoons” to do any more than I’m already doing. In fact, I’m actually proud of myself that I can even do this much.
But still, there’s that nagging question in the back of my mind: what if I could give it all I’ve got? Could I make a lot more money from it? Should I even try?