How Writing on Medium Killed My Love of Writing.

I gave up writing and my life got a whole lot better.

Muchina T.K
5 min readJul 11, 2023

…and yet, here I am writing about giving up writing. Weird right?

But, let’s back up a little bit.

It’s 2020. The pandemic is in full swing and that’s when I discovered

I read an article by Tim Denning where he talked about making 11K in 30 days.

I was hooked.

I had always loved writing. I’ve written an award-winning book and published another.

Being able to write online and get paid for it sounded super easy and fantastical in the literal meaning of the word.

As soon as I decided to “write for money” I found myself struggling with motivation or even what to write about.

The article that inspired me also set me up for “unrealistic expectations.” But no biggie. I’m human.

I also noticed that the most popular stories on Medium weren’t stories at all. They were tips and hacks about how to make money writing, how to go viral, and shit like that.

I had no interest in writing such stories because all they do is create a content-based pyramid scheme.



Muchina T.K

I question everything...and then write about it. I'm probably not going to help you "make money writing." But I might teach you a thing or two ..or not.