Megan Holstein, thank you so much for this piece! I am feeling exactly the same! I love sharing my Medium journey and I know I am inspiring people to be confident and start the journey themselves and yet I had an internal conflict whether I shall write those pieces or not — even though I get incredibly positive feedback!
It’s a shame how some “real writers” want to make us less worthy by giving us the feeling we are doing something wrong by sharing our journey.
Money matters. And for many people money is a good reason to put more energy into their writing and that’s totally fine!
I mean, why would you not get paid for what you do?! Especially if you are doing a good job?
Would you expect your hairdresser to cut your hair for free? I don’t think so. So, why do we expect people not to care about money?!
Money is energy and the more energy you have the more lives you can impact. If I wouldn’t make that much money on Medium, I wouldn’t invest so much time because I need to fucking pay my bills. Easy as that.
Thanks for openly sharing your thoughts, I love to know that I am not the only person thinking that way!