My Philosophy To Make It On Medium Is Pretty Simple

It involves becoming a fan of other writers.

Neera Mahajan
5 min readDec 30, 2020


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In 2005, Tiger Woods was at the top of his game. He was always calm under pressure and had exhibited immense concentration even when things didn't go his way. That very year, he was at Augusta, one of the majors of golf, when things did go terribly wrong for him.

He’d hit a shot, which landed in the collar. If you know nothing about golf — a collar is a short grass that separates the putting green from the rough. Tiger was in a mess.

At which point, Woods pulls off a miracle.

A sportswriter, who’d been following Tiger Woods to every golf event in the world, wrote about the miracle he witnessed that day.

The ball started trickling towards the cup. The enthusiasm of the crowd for that shot was unquestionably over the top. I’d never heard or seen anything like it. And as it got within inches of the hole, the audience was so loud, that everything was moving.

The ground was shaking. I could feel the vibration up to my thighs. The ball finally dropped into the cup for one reason and one reason alone. It’s because everyone on the green wanted it to go in.

It wasn’t like they could make it go in, but the vibration from the cheering crowd was so much that somehow that ball made its final revolution because of the sheer enthusiasm.

Source: Randall Stutman in “Admired Leadership”

This is what fans can do for you.

Your fans can motivate you to do your best.

Your fans root for you even if you are in a pickle.

Your fans clap for you and cheer for you and bring out the best from you.

When I started writing for Medium, I didn’t know what to expect.

At the end of March when COVID just started to spread in Europe, I wrote an article As The Dread Of Coronavirus Spreads, What Can A Writer Do Make A Difference.

I didn’t expect anyone to read it.

Imagine my surprise when I found that my article had received 25 claps and 16 people started…



Neera Mahajan

Author of Dare To Create, Eight Steps To Be An Authorpreneur, and How To Write an eBook In One Week | Write Your Book with me in 30 days.