Laziness Killed My Earnings on My New Medium Page and This is How I Plan to Revive it
In September 2023, I published my first article on Abena Talks Life, and I had high hopes for the page.
Now, it’s sitting there, dead in the water, because I stopped posting due to laziness. I blame myself for this one.
It’s not the “algorithm” or any other lame excuse; it is my fault, and I’m not guilt-tripping myself into boosting my earnings over there. I’m pushing myself because I know I can do better.
The other day, I had a long talk with my son about his lazy attitude towards his schoolwork.
He admits that he can’t be bothered most of the time; he’d prefer to do something else other than history homework.
I asked him why, and he said:
“I’m actually scared of getting it wrong, I don’t want to see bad grades, so I’d rather not do the work.”
So, the number one factor contributing to my son’s lack of effort when it comes to his schoolwork right now is fear.
This morning, I woke up at the crack of dawn to write a list, pray, and journal. After filling five pages with my thoughts and fears, I discovered that one of the main reasons I’m struggling to post on Abena Talks Life (ATL) is fear.
Fear of what?
Fear of judgment—yeah, that’s it.
“Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.” — Shannon L. Alder
I’m terrified of people pointing and laughing at me. You see, on this page, I write about money strategies, building online income, writing, and blogging.
On my Abena Talks Life page, I write about my life. My real, raw life, my thoughts and feelings, my past, and my mental health.
I split the bag open on my ATL page, and it’s pretty darn scary.
So, one day, I sat down to write a long piece about my struggles with ADHD, and I stopped.