Writing Update #9 – Vocal Approved!

Hello fellow writers and readers!

Yesterday I posted about writing for Vocal and waiting for my first article to get approved for publishing. Well, it was approved this morning, so I am quite happy about that. I don’t know whether or not Vocal has a “curation” process like they do for Medium, but I’m going to keep writing as much as time will allow. I feel a lot better about Vocal being home for my writing than I did with Medium.

Over at Medium, I got so caught up in the process of writing for an audience that I actually lost my own voice! I know that sounds odd, but I felt so intimidated over there. Medium has so many great writers who know what their audience wants to read. I had zero clues, to be honest. I guess that you have to try new things to find your truest self as a writer. It may not seem like a big deal for some writers who are used to shopping their writing all over the internet (which is perfectly fine, by the way), but I am not one of those writers. I know I need to be more like that and more open, but I want to feel comfortable in my own skin. I don’t want to end up being a “clone” of anyone else. I felt that everyone was copying “this template” and reading so many “this is what you need to do to succeed on Medium” articles. I became easily overwhelmed, and my anxiety kicked in big time. That is when I knew it wasn’t a good fit for me as a writer.

When I feel more at home at Vocal, and I’ve spent a month or two there, I will write a comparison article about the two services to help other writers who might be thinking about joining Medium or Vocal. I feel very focused to do that for my readers.

That is all I have today, my friends. Stay safe out there, and I’ll catch you in the comments or in my next post.

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3 replies

  1. Yay, that’s great, Julie! Looking forward to your thoughts on Vocal.

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    • I have had a massive two reads on that first article lol but honestly, I wanted to find a space where I could write what I really want to write about the topics I love. If people read it and like it, great! If they don’t that’s fine too, I want to keep writing for the love of writing. If I make anything from my writing that way, it’s an added bonus to the biggest gift of all which is self-expression. Over at Medium, I felt like I had to sit inside this template and only blog about certain things. That was an awful experience. Now, I can write as much as l like about the topics I know the most about and just leave it there for the world. Some people might read it and that’ll be great 🙂

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