Making Time to Write

How am I supposed to become a writer if I never write?

Morgan Blair
4 min readAug 25, 2022
A zoomed-in image of a typewriter where two words have been typed. The two words are Stories Matter.
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How am I supposed to become a writer if I never write? If I never have the time or space to dive into my unfiltered thoughts? To put chaos onto paper or my imagination into words?

It’s not that I don’t write. It’s that I am writing for people. I am writing articles with specific topics in mind, with a goal, and with a business plan behind these very deliberately chosen words.

I have been bogged down by Medium lately. It started to feel like a trap where I was required to spend X amount of time every single day building my audience in order to see success. The articles that gained traction were on topics that I didn’t want to spend time outlining.

I already write about health and wellness and counseling for my freelancing clients. It felt like Medium was another to-do on my never-ending list of “not so fun” tasks. So, regardless of the algorithm, I am going to pivot my blog to be more personal, more freeform, and more creative.

I need to prioritize my creativity and Medium is the one platform where I feel I can make that change.

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Morgan Blair

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