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!
Join the founder, Dr Mehmet Yildiz, and editors Cristo Lopez, PhD, Dr. Preeti Singh, Holly Kellums, Kristina Segarra, Yohanan Gregorius, The Dozen, Audrey Malone, janny’s heart, Sabana Grande, Jennifer Friebely, Zen Chan and myself in writing for this fabulous new publication. …
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, but the Star Trek quote was begging to be used! I’m pretty sure this publication won’t be the final frontier. …
You feel the weight of your family, friends, and complete strangers pressing down on your back, their thoughtless words clamouring in your head. The muscles of your shoulders and neck bulge with pent up tension. The acid in your belly roils with the anxiety of another day of other people’s problems and their treatment of you. Your hard-wired programming demands you to fix them and their problems.
Your life is in turmoil and treading water under the pressure of self-inflicted pain is unbearable. You plan your exit. But have the sense to not go through with it. …
If you can deliver the goods, you’ll get paid.
This sounded like a fair deal to me. I admit I had some doubts but I stuck in there, delivered what my contract asked for and I was paid for my efforts.
Most of my articles didn’t even do that well for the first few weeks. Yet, I got paid. Quite a lot more than $1. Better than I’ve been paid on this platform for a year's work and 200 published stories.
Medium gave and still gives me the freedom to write about anything I fancy. I learnt so much from other writers and my writing skills grew. My audience grew. …
This week, I’d like to share stories with you from the writers that turn up almost every day to write something. They have my respect and admiration. I would love to be like them one day soon.
If you want to do well with your writing, you will definitely benefit from reading the work of the stars of Technology Hits. They also happen to write for ILLUMINATION and ILLUMINATION-Curated amongst other publications.
For the past year, I have jotted down ideas in my desk diary or a notepad when inspired or something pops into my head. If the thought is compelling enough, I will write it longhand or go straight to the nearest computer to catch all those words before they just as easily fly away. …
Thank you for joining me for another Weekly Wisdom! Isn’t it amazing that when you do something on a regular basis, how much easier it gets every time you do it? So without further ado, let’s get stuck into this week’s picks.
I have long believed that monosodium glutamate is indeed the devil. Lucky for us we might choose to not demonise MSG after reading Chris Kong’s argument for it.
I say MSG is misunderstood. I believe that it can add umami (savory) kick to your food — when used in proper amounts. …
This week’s selection is from the Technology tag. There was plenty to choose from and I was excited to see lots of new names, five here for you today plus my fave read from Aldric. I had to read what he had to say about KFC and technology. I must admit I was thinking of automated chicken runs for them to strut along on their time away from their work cages. Aldric had a different idea.
I am so impressed by Katlyn Gallo’s piece on working in the business of technology. My hat goes off to her for her approach to learning and not being put off by a Tech Grump. …
Seems like ages since we last had all poetry so here’s a treat for us all.
Lori Lamothe transported me back to my childhood with her jabberwocky mention.
The summer we drove over the border
into Kentucky, I waited for the grass
A smashing reminder of the time of year and maybe we’ll do things better this time around. Let go of the old and let in the new you, day, journey! Nicely done, Mikel I. Welcome to ILLUMINATION and Medium.
Reliving your past life is haunting
“I should’ve done this and I should’ve done that”
Goosebumps all up and down my arms, Yoli Knight. You packed in so much meaning with your precision-chosen ibles and ables. …
I have no regrets about the slow and steady start on Medium in January 2020. It was pretty exciting writing something every day! I only managed a month of doing that preferring to focus on longer more researched articles from February onwards. Then the boost to views and reads when ILLUMINATION started in March 2020.
March also gave me the thrill of achieving my first curated piece in Middle-Pause and the second one with a few months in between. I’ve also managed one for ILLUMINATION which I was delighted to move to ILLUMINATION-Curated. The fourth was another for Middle-Pause. Most recently, my fifth was in Technology Hits. …
We have a mixed bag of life and technology wonders for you this week!
Dr. Preeti Singh uses an excellent story to explain how a person might feel about making a financial decision. I think she captures the emotion perfectly.
Every organization has different kinds of work assigned to people. Does a data-driven organization have to understand different situations such as what happened? Why did it happen? What is likely to happen and what should be done about it?
I couldn’t resist another piece by Aldric Chen. …