My Medium Money In October

Stefani Vader
2 min readNov 6, 2022
Photo by Gio Bartlett on Unsplash

The month of October blew by for me. I’m honestly not quite sure what I spent my days doing other than working and trying to sleep. With that said, it came as no surprise to see that I had not written a single post in the entire month.

This has only happened one other time that I recall in the past several years. I enjoy writing posts on Medium. It used to be better, but even as bad as it has gotten, I still enjoy being here.

So, how much did I manage to make in the entire month here on Medium?

Are you ready for this?


Yes, there is a decimal in there, although I wish there weren’t.

I’ve had bad months before, but never this horrible. Even when I’m not writing consistently, I still manage somehow to get a few reads a day. Not in October.

After paying for my membership, I’m in the negative. I know it’s my fault. I need to be more active, I need to write more consistently. But wow.


That’s not even enough to buy anything. Nothing! It’s costing me money by not doing what I need to be doing. I can’t afford to lose any money when I’m working so hard to make as much money as possible.

Not again.

I won’t ever let another month go by without getting my butt in gear and writing posts. I won’t ever let another month go by where I’m not getting on Medium and reading the posts written by the people I follow.

I’d love to sit here and say that I’m going to write every day, but that would be a lie. I’d love to, but life gets in the way right now. Perhaps some day that will change but for right now I need to be okay with doing what I can, when I can.

Am I alone here? Has anyone else had a really bad month? I’d love to hear your stories. Misery loves company, right? So comment and commiserate with me! I’m going to sit here and spin the coins I earned last month and hypnotize myself while I wait.



Stefani Vader

Lover of reading and writing. Hater of retail work. Small fish in a big pond, learning as I go.