Embarking on a blogging adventure is like setting sail into a vast digital sea where creativity propels your words across the online horizon. As the captain of my Medium blog, I have witnessed its steady rise, catching the attention and admiration of readers worldwide. In this piece, join me on a reflective voyage through my blog's evolution, uncovering the enigmatic tale behind its growth.
Growing up, I didn’t know if I had a disability, but my elementary school teachers and family members highly criticized my handwriting. According to some, my handwriting was the worst they had seen. But one of my aunts gave me a diary and encouraged me to write consistently. I wrote every day and night. I didn’t care if it didn’t follow a structure, had spelling mistakes, or lines were not symmetrical. It was my diary. I could read it, and that's what I needed. I boarded the ship and embarked on a voyage to the unknown.
While writing, I was also a big fan of professional wrestling. Many people still today believe that poor and illiterate people watch pro wrestling. But wrestling is universal, and its fan base is one of the most diverse in the world. Most of the earliest articles I read were on pro wrestling from Bleacher Reports, Sportskeeda, etc. The more I read, the more ideas and opinions I had. I wanted to write too. I wanted to write about wrestling, movies, life, and experiences.
When the pandemic started, I lost my job and stayed home for months. Emotionally and mentally, it was challenging and exhausting. But I was still grateful to be with my family and kept checking in with friends. We read books together, watched movies together, and watched wrestling together. I wanted to write more. During the pandemic, I practiced my data analysis skills here and there until I stumbled upon a Medium article covering how to analyze Twitter tweets using R. I learned that I could write articles on Medium.
I gathered the confidence to write my first article, but I knew I was nothing in front of all the great writers from different disciplines and backgrounds with thousands of followers and claps. I gave up writing on Medium for a little bit. That was a major mistake. But last year, I told myself I would still write and put it out…