Take two, things that shaped me. Get to know the real me.

I love creating memes…What can I say (:

When I wrote an “About Me”, I did it forcefully. I wanted to jump in the train that Quy Ma created — a glorious train for everyone by the way. I thought that I will increase my views by adding links, etc.

Then, I stumbled across Michelle Loucadoux, MBA’s “About Me”. It wasn't like any other story in this publication. It was a second try. Moreover, it was an honest piece. It got me to know her better, further understand her vision when writing.

I wanted to write an “About Me” story for my Buy Me A Coffee campaign as…

This is great news for all of us, but why?

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Today, you have the ability to look at some other stats as well!

Is it enough to make one of the Medium rewards, though?

Screenshot of July’s views by me
Screenshot of July’s views by me

A month of motivation. July, was the turning point in my career as a writer. Not because of my views on the platform, but because I’ve decided how I want to approach my writing career.

The rewards that Medium offered made me want to write more than any other month.

And so I did. With 20 stories (this and one more coming up), I’ve written more than ever.

But that’s not why I write this. It’s because of the success I had this month.

4x last month’s earnings but with only 2x the views.

I aimed my stories accordingly.


4 reasons that is, from my first ever publication — UNLEARN

My first publication, UNLEARN image courtesy of BlanketBurrito

Creating a publication was a dream of mine since my first day on Medium. I had some ideas on what I wanted to explore, but life happened and I couldn’t give shape to my vision.

I wanted to make a place where people can share lessons from their life that they had to unlearn. Either from family, society, friends, etc. I want to learn and teach along the way and grow as a person, so I wanted to share my vision with others. And then Unlearn (with the U symbolizing U-turn) was created.

I created it and then I noticed…

Close your eyes to these 4 things and you’ll feel better with your time on Medium

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I’ve been active on this platform for around a year. I had my ups and downs like every other writer, I’m sure.

But many lessons from writers made me feel like I will never make it to the top writer list on Medium.

I felt like I HAD to follow some guidelines to make it.

I’m sure that every beginner feels the same way. Well, this is for you.

The reality is, that you don't need to follow some of the guidelines that others show to you as right.

You are here to debunk 5 myths of writing on Medium…

How and what to submit for UNLEARN.

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Welcome new writers!

This publication is made with sharing in mind. By sharing your experiences and reading other’s experiences back.

I want you to be creative with your stories, but here I will show you some things that I think are vital to maintaining a high quality for our publication.

To be a writer for Unlearn, leave a comment with your username below. It’s as simple as that.

After that, click “add to publication” and choose UNLEARN.

I will publish it in 24 hours tops, for now.

As for editors, It’s run by me right now. I hope it will grow out to…

A list of the most important lessons I learned that made me afraid of living

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When I was 18, I had to leave for college. I had to live something new, something different.

The world around me felt strange. It was like all the things I once learned, I had to unlearn.

Thankfully, I’m open-minded. I’m friendly to change. Are you?

Are you open to change the ground beneath you? The ground that others created for you? If yes, this story is for you. This story might speak to people that don’t know the other side of the coin.

But it also might speak to you. People around the globe were raised in a certain…

“Don’t let anyone tell you who you can and cannot be”

Source: Twitter

So, for those who are unaware, The Milwaukee Bucks just won an NBA title after 50 years.

And they have to blame one guy for this.
Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The man is an inspiration for people that love basketball.

But he should become an inspiration to everyone. He should be an inspiration because the things he says, the things he is trying to teach the world, these words are forever.

Words that encapsulate his ethics. His driven will to make everything available to happen.

His interview after his game, made me cry.

It made me do what I want to do…

Use the 1-up-1-down rule to gradually make the transition.

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My parents did 1 to 0 mistakes in their lives, according to them. They are safe 9–5 workers, making enough only to live. But nothing more than that.

That’s their version of success. Surviving another day. Now, my version of success is escaping the old normality.

Real, successful people are known because they derivate from normality. For normal people, that’s a successful person’s “mistake”. Risk.

Mark Zuckerberg once told a group of young entrepreneurs at Y Combinator’s Startup School in Palo Alto that it’s risky not to take chances.

It’s risky living in a “risk-free” environment without taking chances to…

You officially don’t need to write about one niche and your fans will get the best of you IF you take advantage of it.

The addition of Lists on Medium
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Woke up and saw a new thing, called “Lists” on my profile.

Medium is doing everything it can to help individuals and move further from the need to publish on a publication.

Lists give us room for growth. Especially us who don't write about one niche. I ran and created my first list, right away. I wanted to check how it’s working.

And it’s great!

You can help your readers find more relevant content without endlessly scrolling in your profile. Gather them all in one place and watch your engagement rise up

But it doesn't end there.

If you take…

Giorgos Pantsios

Top Writer | Fulltime learner | Polymath from Greece | Exploring life | Modern Philosopher | https://linktr.ee/giorgospantsios

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