Dragons, Brownies, and Drinks

Plus, a cat gets close

Andy Spears


Photo by Raoul Droog on Unsplash

Here it is. The moment no one has been waiting for.

Well, maybe someone.

In any event, it’s my monthly rundown of the top 5 earning stories.

It’s pretty exciting, considering my monthly total amounts to a nice budget for coffee. And sure, I love coffee — but, well, I’m hoping for a bit more.

This story about staying sober continues to claim the top spot.

And then there’s this story about struggling to overcome an addiction and the places that can take you:

Of course, it wouldn’t be a top 5 list without at least ONE story related to earning money writing (on another platform):

And, bringing up the four and five spots, stories about dragons and brownies:

Four of the top five, then, were quite personal in nature.

I’m still going to be writing about consumer finance and education policy — but now that I’ve explored more personal writing here on Medium, I like it and plan on more of it.

Oh, and fiction. I know fiction seems to struggle to gain traction here, but I have a pinned fiction piece that was literally a few cents away from the five spot:



Andy Spears

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