How I became “that guy on Medium”
This post is pretty meta, I’ll admit.
It was only a matter of time before I sent this into the ether. It’s a simple post and straight to the point. Minimal concern over judgement for writing it. That’s the whole point.
My friends and family frequently weigh in on my presence here on Medium. While I’m grateful that it’s definitely an overwhelmingly positive response, the remarks are pretty consistent across the board:
“Why do you post? What’s your purpose?”
“Nice, bro! Lol what’s Medium?”
“Where does your motivation come from?”
“Oh, so you’re that guy now”
Personally, I find it all pretty amusing. I guess being “that blogger guy” comes with its share of responsibilities and maintaining a certain standard.
So, what was my journey like leading up to this point?
I’m currently 22 years old and a fresh college grad. Contrary to what you might expect, I finished up with a B.S. in business economics. I’m not joking when I refer to myself as a chaotic creative. I’ve always been obsessed with economics and how stuff works and ties together. I especially find the concept of opportunity costs and trade-offs to be practical for life. I’d also wager that, strange as it might sound, economics is a natural supplement to writing. It tells us very human stories, driven by various externalities and problems that plague us everyday.
I’ve been seriously dedicated to writing and creating content for quite a while now. I’m constantly learning about the art of writing, refining my creative processes, and discovering my voice. More importantly, I’m always striving to expand my understanding of other’s receptivity to my posts and how I can better articulate ideas.
This passion and drive has always rested in me:
English courses were always a breeze and my favorite part of school. I was actually excited when we were expected to read the original Sherlock Holmes collection in its entirety for summer reading (and passed the welcome -week quiz with flying colors, mind you).