I’ll stay away from Medium

There’s this publishing platform named Medium. It was started by the Twitter founder. I do have an account there but I can’t bring myself to write. Sometimes I go there and read, but I really shouldn’t for the simple reason it makes me lose whatever little self-confidence I might have had. I’m just not cool enough to write on Medium. One thing I’m really good at, is putting myself down, but I’m working on it … have been for a number of years otherwise I would not have a blogged at all.

The people there can write interesting stories, they’re young, they have jobs — preferably in the tech industry, seemingly successful [however you define that] … They’re everything I’m not, except successful … that I am, but perhaps not in the most common way of defining the word. I lead the best life anyone could ever dream of, it gives me all the time in the world to ponder these types of questions.

I just read somewhere in there, that if you were to write 1,000 words a day you would have written a book in three weeks. Well … I would have completed many books by now, combining everything I write every day. I have no aspirations of winning the Pulitzer prize … or trying to change the world for that matter.  Instead I’ll just stay away from Medium, I’ll cancel their newsletters, keep my self-esteem up, quit reading things that only give me inferiority complex. Instead I’ll post a picture of my cat when he was really little 😀


cat & mouse

This was taken, probably in 2005, while we were still living in Quebec and I had a very little camera. If I were to put him in the corresponding spot right now, he’d fill out the whole desk.

19 thoughts on “I’ll stay away from Medium

  1. annetteholmboe

    I would stay away from that, its another way to show how successful you are. But what is success?, money, job, “trofæbørn”, expensive cars, expensive houses? We know it all, but is it a life? There is other ways to live a life, fortunately, where you have the possiblily to feel yourself and have time for walking a trip and enjoy that – not running with you tongue out of your mouth, another Marathon in no time lol.

    1. tassitus Post author

      Exactly. Most often success = money. At this point in life, I think both you and I have acquired different values 🙂

      A brand new BMW … for how long would that make me truly happy? Would it make me truly happy to impress the folks around me? Nah … all I want is peace of mind.

  2. Mara Eastern

    I registered for Medium and was happily using maybe a year ago when it looked like a vibrant platform that was different – now it looks like just another writing/blogging/magazine platform with little to distinguish it from others. My point is – no loss for you in staying away from it!

  3. Nylabluesmum

    “squeals” an itty bitty McDuff!!!!
    What a blast from the past!! He sure was small….
    I hear you about the snazzy writers…
    I am here to blog for enjoyment & to keep a record of my life with the cat whose with me. No Pulitzer wanted here either…

    1. tassitus Post author

      He sure was a wee lad then! 🙂 He was often up on the desk … but then I bought a new desk and he never went there anymore!

      This morning there had been a real good clap of thunder, they tell me, and I think he got really scared, because there was a little ‘mishap’ on his pad here … luckily it was on one of those pads from the vet — they absorb well.

      1. Nylabluesmum

        LOL he liked HIS original desk apparently! 😉
        Oh no about the ‘mishap’…good thing you have pads…does McDuff have to use them daily or is it just precautionary?

        1. tassitus Post author

          Oh no, this is the first time it has happened! He’s very low, because there’s still thunder around somewhere in the offing.

          I just had placed one of those pads in a corner here, where he likes to sleep. Not as a precautionary measure … he’s never needed that.

          1. Nylabluesmum

            I am relieved this is not a regular thing! Poor McDuff being such a ‘barometer’!
            Maybe having a few pads on hand might be a good idea…..
            I remember when we had a terrific Summer storm back in 2008…I walked home in the downpour, thru thunder & lightning……I was soaked to the skin!
            Nylablue was huddled in a corner terrified of the storm….
            And she had peed on the entertainment unit & there was some on the floor in front of the unit…..
            Poor girl 😦 I comforted her & cleaned up the mess & that never happened again.
            Funny thing: She was never scared of storms after that?!? Weird huh?

            1. tassitus Post author

              That’s funny … that it never happened again! McDuff, as you know, is always affected by the weather, but this was a first. I think it was a pretty good clap, because they wrote about in in the FB-group for this city … I didn’t wake up, though …

              1. Nylabluesmum

                I am glad it was a ‘one off’ as they say in UK!!!
                Maybe the thunder startled him out of a deep sleep! Obviously YOU are a DEEP sleeper, hehehe!!

                1. tassitus Post author

                  I feel bad for him, when I see how scared he gets when the weather changes …

                  I was up around 5AM, briefly, but must have fallen back asleep …. deep 🙂

                  1. Nylabluesmum

                    I can imagine Rebby! I get upset when poor Siddhartha Henry freaks out when he is scared! he isust like a tiny kitten & I scoop him up & snuggle him close!!!
                    Cats are sensitive creatures!

  4. daydreamer2011

    Awww McDuff so cute!!

    I didn’t even know about that Medium lol But it definately is not a place for me 😉


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