@khemaridh left a promising career on Wall Street to create full-time.

We sat down with him to discuss his journey and some advice he'd give to anybody considering doing the same.

A few takeaways + quotes: 👇
1. Ship quickly and often.‍ Image
2. No seriously, don’t overthink your first few posts. Image
3. To find inspiration, look for shared signals across the work of other writers.‍ Image
4. Set tight creative constraints.‍ Image
5. Don’t dilute yourself by trying to be on too many channels.‍ Image
6. Expand your perspective with the help of an editor. Image
You can read the full summary here: compoundwriting.com/blog/the-inner…

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Virtually nobody starts off with a master plan.

Here are four successful writers explaining how they actually landed on their niche: 👇
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He writes obsessively about habits today, but that’s not where he started.

Here’s how he landed on habit formation as his area of focus:

Next up: the blogger @patio11.

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We’ve interviewed 100+ online writers about why they write and what their biggest challenges are.

A few learnings:


The vast majority of writers do *not* write to build an audience, accelerate their career, or become internet famous.

They write because it helps them think.

Nearly every other benefit is secondary.

Just about every writer struggles to pick a niche.

Writing-inclined people are interested in lots of things.

Almost everybody struggles to commit to one.
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