A Story of Many Affirmations

A little encouragement goes a long way

Andy Spears
2 min readJan 4, 2024
An encouraging email from ManyStories

I write pretty much all the time.

I write for a nonprofit client — my primary work.

I write for the classes I teach.

And I write here at Medium as well as on Substack, NewsBreak, and a blog I run.

I’ve been writing at Medium for the past couple of years and followed up my Medium foray with Substack and then NewsBreak.

While I sometimes cover similar topics, these formats all offer different benefits and require different approaches.

All of this writing can sometimes leave me tired or even bored or with blurry eyes wondering what I’ve done all day.

And the results of writing are not always immediately apparent.

That’s one of the reasons I like ManyStories.


Just a little bit of encouragement. Like the picture above from an email ManyStories sent telling me I now have 75 followers.

Or the notes about being among the Top 10 writers on the platform in a given week.



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .