Medium Seedlings

Goal Setting for Writing Success

🚀 Don’t be a drifter know your destination…

Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)
4 min readSep 5, 2022


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Writing on Medium begins with planting the seeds that will enable you to grow on this platform.

Before you commit to writing consistently you need to be clear on your why, and what you hope to achieve.

This 6 part series is aimed at gaining your first 100 followers within 30 days. This will enable, if available to you, access to the Medium Partner Program (MPP). Or your focus might be on getting your first 50 subscribers in a month?

Whatever your goal I want to help you reach it. If you reach 100 followers and discover you are not eligible for the MPP there is a new option now available for tips!

This option is more inclusive and covers a lot more countries. I’d recommend activating this feature if you haven’t done so already. If I’ve enjoyed a story I often lookout for a tip button!

Not everyone has set this up yet, if you don’t set this up you could be missing out. Like the several profiles I recently tried to tip. Hey at least they got my read, but this isn’t monetised for everyone.

This article will help you to set some realistic goals and increase your confidence as a writer.

Setting Your Personal Goals

If you don’t set goals you drift as you have nowhere to focus your attention.

But first, ask yourself “Why do you want to write on Medium?”

There are lots of platforms to choose from, but why Medium? What attracted you to this platform? Here’s a few ideas…

  • To help get noticed as a writer.
  • Network and learn from other writers on the platform.
  • Build an extra income.

I’d highly recommend if you are going to work through this Medium Seedlings Mini-series that you invest in a journal, or make some digital notes.

For me “I’ve been writing for 20+ years and then stopped for a bit to focus on family and my career. I found that during this time of not writing consistently my dyslexia got worse. So, I started writing again to improve my skill and learn



Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)

🧠 Lessons on Psychology, Philosophy & Neurodiversity, ✍ A Dyslexic Top Writer | Reading for Growth | Writing for Self-Expression 🦣