Two years, a hundred articles and countless learning experiences

The Hundredth Milestone — A Journey Through Words and Time

Here’s what I’ve learned and why I’m only just getting started.

Hafiq Iqmal
5 min readMay 29

It was two years ago, almost to the day, that I embarked on a journey I could scarcely imagine would become such a large part of my life. With little more than a desire to share my knowledge and experiences, I took my first tentative steps into the world of writing on Medium. Today, I write this article with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude as I celebrate a remarkable milestone: my hundredth article on this platform.

Reaching this point was not an easy journey; it was filled with challenges, learning curves and commitment, but it was worth every bit. Let’s take a moment to step back, reflect and recognized the impact of perseverance and consistency.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

There’s an old saying that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. For me, my journey started with a single article. It was a tutorial on a technical subject I had been wrestling with. The process was daunting. Yet, the satisfaction I derived from sharing my knowledge was incomparable, fueling my desire to continue writing.

The initial few articles were not an instant hit, of course. They reached a modest audience and the feedback trickled in slowly. Nevertheless, the comments, no matter how few, from readers who found my content useful were inspiring. It was this silent cheer from the shadows of the internet that pushed me to continue.

Over time, I began to develop a style, a voice and an understanding of what resonated with my readers. This was no overnight transformation, but a gradual process of trial, error and adjustment.

The Commitment to Writing ✍🏽

Unlike many other Medium writers, I am not a full-time content creator. I juggle a regular job as technical lead, handling multiple projects, handle personal commitments and my passion for writing. Managing this balance is challenging but the key has been commitment. For me, writing is not just about sharing my…



Hafiq Iqmal

Tech Lead Developer | Software Engineer | Laravel Enthusiasts | CTF Newbie | Medium writer | UiTM Alumni | Husband | Proud father of a beautiful daughter