I’d like to ask for your help to populate ILLUMINATIONS’ MIRROR. At the moment we have a few prolific writers but we need many many more! Ideally there will be tens, then hundreds, and eventually thousands of you new writers looking for a safe space to write and grow your skills.
With the help and encouragement of editors and readers you will find out what your fans do and don’t like to read. You can gain confidence and build your followers. When you are ready, you will fly!
We all want to shine. I know I do. I’ve felt the love and support of friends on Medium take root and thrive since the start of 2020. More so from the launch of ILLUMINATION, the publication where everyone is welcome. And equally, when ILLUMINATION-Curated launched, providing a repository where only the best work, by writers of quality and curated by senior editors, is spotlit and consumed by discerning readers.
Now, we have Dr Mehmet Yildiz’s latest enterprise, TechNology Hits. The founder has boldly gone where no other publisher has gone before — I don’t know if this is true…
Oh my goodness, what a bounty of feel-good self-improvement stories this week!
Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist is a show full of feel-good moments and powerful emotions. If you haven’t seen it yet, I urge you to give it a view as soon as you can, after reading this week’s wisdom.
A good pep talk is sometimes exactly what is needed to restore one’s verve!
This new to the publication and this platform writer, Venturer, gives us such meaningful positivity. Wonderful words of wisdom.
Since you clicked on the title and are reading this, it must mean there is a wish inside…
My little investment was made at the end of January. By mid-February, I’d forgotten all about it. Until I wondered why so many of my evergreen articles from early 2020 were finding popularity with readers. The list of stories earning money again after being dormant for months was pretty long!
Twenty-one Tweeted stories earned the equivalent of the investment I made in February. You might think well that’s not that impressive, and you’d be right if it weren’t for the knock-on effect. Once a reader comes to read something that caught their eye, they might stop and browse for another…
Have you ever heard a bush full of sparrows twittering? The noise is equivalent to a bar full of merry drinkers all raising their voices to be heard.
A sparrow’s chirps attract a mate during breeding season as well as letting other sparrows know where they are. A lone sparrow chirps to announce their presence to engage other sparrows. Richard Mudhar recorded different sparrows chirping and shares them here.
I am often drawn to a hedge or a shrub where they chirp away. It’s a bit like a game of what’s the time Mr Wolf where you have to freeze…
Elusive for some, a piece of cake for others. And any number of possibilities in between for most of us. Success, you may never know it unless you aim for it.
Many great artists and creators never found success in their lifetimes. Yet their work lives on in ours. The following quote is for lost soldiers, lives stolen, and for the work of creatives long dead.
Lest we forget — lest we forget! ~Recessional, Rudyard Kipling
Fellow editor, Holly Kellums, imagines a world without the utter failures in their own lifetimes whose work is still praised to the rafters this…
Welcome to this week’s technology review dear readers. Rahul Gopakumar posted a link to his impressive article in a comment on one of my stories. Cheeky, I thought at first. Then after a little more pondering, I decided it was an excellent idea that was perfect for this review.
In fact, Rahul convinced me to invest in solar panels and become a prosumer when I buy my retirement property this year. The more bills I can cut down on now will mean huge savings on outgoings. …
This article is sure to break my streak of 15 curated stories this month because it is about how Medium works. This may sound like bragging but I promise you it is more about astonishment and disbelief that this abundance has happened at all! Plus, I guess I must be doing a few things right on this platform, right?
The purpose of this article is to air my thoughts on what works for some but might not work for others where tagging is concerned.
I know the sick…
To start with the most exciting part — as all good stories do — this is a retelling of a ‘she said she said’ incident. Two female workers fell out over an initial rebuffing of one by the other. Then weeks later a near-miss in the car park.
It’s six in the evening, office workers are pouring out of the building where they work. Making beelines for their fancy steel chariots.
A boxy red number cruises along to the junction where a worker is about to cross. The worker looks and decides to cross. The Red Car Driver swerves to…