Everyone starts with zero. It can be really hard to see someone with 100K+ followers but they didn’t get there overnight. Nobody wakes up with that kind of following without working for it.

Don’t be discouraged. In my feature image, you can see that my stories don’t even hit the 100 view mark, I’ve had 2 that’s surpassed that. Sometimes I’m discouraged by it but what helps push me forward is knowing that there are actual people behind the views and the reads and if one person finds something valuable in what I wrote, then that article was worth the time I put in. And if nobody reads it (and I’ve definitely been there), I’ll chalk it up to facing my fear of practicing my writing in public.

Hang in there. It’ll be worth it :)


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