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Perfection Is Not My Goal

My goal is not to be perfect, but to make each article better than the previous one. If you get one percent better every day for a year, by the end of the year you will be thirty-seven times better. That's the power of exponential growth.

This approach makes more sense than striving for unattainable perfection. It's not about every article of mine winning a Pulitzer Prize. Instead, I look at publishing as an exercise in improving my writing style. I stay an eternal student.

In the Beginning, It's about Quantity

The saying “quality over quantity” has been burned into society's consciousness. However, in the beginning, it is more important to focus on getting articles published than crafting a perfect text.

To build an audience you have to persevere and work for the long term. Practice makes perfect.

Of course, it is important to publish quality and original content. But still, it's more important to publish something weekly than to work on a text for three months.

I Am an Amateur

I'm still at the beginning of my website. Even the search engines can't quite rank me yet and don't know if they want to index my content....

Nowadays, everyone wants to portray themselves as a professional or a guru. Yet it's liberating to identify myself as an amateur. I don't have to deliver perfect results, I can experiment. I am not trapped in any fixed paths, but can move freely.

You should work with the work ethic and efficiency of a professional, but keep your amateur attitude.

You only find your writing style through writing, and your niche only crystallizes when you're already publishing something. As an amateur, this is easier than judging yourself by the standards of a professional.

I Am Open to Criticism

Although this point comes last, it is probably the most important part of this article. No one is perfect, no matter how long or how much writing you've done. Stephen King, Ryan Holiday, and Leigh Bardugo all have editors, and they all need to revise their writing.

You should be open to constructive criticism and feedback. If you think you know, you won't learn.

I appreciate any suggestions for improvement, whether they concern the programming of my website, my writing style, or the English translation of my articles.

If you have an idea how I could improve my articles on this website by one percent, feel free to contact me!

I programmed this website myself and it is intentionally kept minimalistic.