Hi, I’m Joel Mwakasege. I edit be-yourself. A community of 160, 524 most amazing people you will ever be a part of in your entire life. Hands down, I have no doubts in saying it.

Introduction

This is the right place to be If you’re looking to write for be-yourself. There are a handful of things I will love to introduce to you, to make your contribution to the community a success.

Stand Out

As you join, I’ll send to you a guide for the community. In it, you will read the genesis of the be-yourself community. Get answers to ten prominent questions. That will give you the first kick you need. To get on the front page of the publication.

Study Cases

I’ll send you to study cases on what type of stories works and why? In the cases, you’ll see why I recommend sharing more than instructing. And how some of the best moments I have had the luck to witness were born from people who refused to compromise their truth.

Letter

I send a letter every Tuesday. My goal with this simple letter is to present to you by way of an email. A manageable selection of engaging, practical, and personal stories that make your day a little more pleasant.

Vulnerability Guide

I’ll send to you an introduction to vulnerability and the best way to go about it. The stories in be-yourself revolve around being you and embracing your authentic self. This guide will help.

Unsubscribe

Anytime you want out of anything. Just hit the unsubscribe button at the end of the email sent to you. I detest when I hit unsubscribe from emails. I will get unsubscribed from a portion of their garbage. And keep receiving other garbage. Here when you unsubscribe. Every email that you were receiving. Stops. No more emails from me. Simple.

Writing Course

Are you a writer? Get a chance to buy a crash course on writing well. I have been helping writers find their authentic voice. Every day for eight years. You don’t have to make some silly mistakes we all do the first time.

Interviews

I plan to start to interview writers for be-yourself and to feature their stories in the community. To get your work and story connect with the right people. You might get the chance to be one of those people.

Testimonials
Emerson Dameron

To new writers, welcome. Writing for Be Yourself gave me a tremendous opportunity to connect with a wider audience and to better understand my own story. My pieces for Be Yourself are among my favorite things I’ve written, and I plan to submit some new stuff quite soon. Keep it real, love the process, and know that the stories you’re most frightened to tell will do the most good for others.

Oz Chen

I can’t wait to read your raw, personal stories. Be Yourself is such a great publication because of Joel’s simple guidance: “Don’t instruct, share.” If you have something from the heart, this is the place to share it.

Bere Blissenbach

Don’t let fear stop you from submitting your work. Joel is a very kind and supportive editor so you don’t have to fear receiving feedback in a way that might discourage you. Before submitting your articles, I would recommend that you use Grammarly to check it for grammar issues. I look forward to seeing your work in the be-yourself publication.


To get to the list, receive answers to questions before you submit to be yourself, and to send your story to me. Plus to receive a simple, to the point letter I send every other Tuesday. 

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  • Avatar
    July 28, 2020

    Hi Sir I will be so glad If you join me as a writer in Be Yourself publication here is my medium profile https://medium.com/@chennaiguys75

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    July 29, 2020

    Hi Sir I will be so glad If you join me as a writer in Be Yourself publication here is my medium profile https://medium.com/@mdfahadlam

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      July 30, 2020

      Hi Fahad, I will love to add you as a writer. Please follow the process.

      Reply
  • Avatar
    July 30, 2020

    Hello there,
    I’d like to become a Be Yourself author but I’m confused about how I can join. This is my medium profile:

    https://medium.com/@tingyotan

    Reply
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      July 30, 2020

      Tingyo, I will love to add you as a writer. Follow the process. Which part of what I have detailed here in this post is confusing?

      Reply
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    July 30, 2020

    Hay Joel,
    I want to be a writer on your publication “beyourself”.
    I want to work with you.

    @businesstoushik

    Reply
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      July 30, 2020

      Hi Toushik, I will love that, please follow the process.

      Reply
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    August 7, 2020

    Hi Community!
    I would love to join you guys and share my experience!

    Reply
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    August 18, 2020

    Hi, I would love to join as a writer for Be Yourself.
    @dhanushkaluvala

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      August 25, 2020

      Hi D,

      Thank you for your patience.
       
      I have added you as a writer.
       
      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help
       
      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978  
       
      I don’t publish stories that are behind the medium paywall for now.
       
      I publish stories that can be read by everyone, not stories that are only read by medium paying members.
       
      What medium pay-wall? It has to do with this setting outlined in this article on this link
       
      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018834314-Stories-that-are-part-of-the-metered-paywall  
       
      When I review a story.
       
      A point I will emphasis when I review is to write as a story.
       
      To write as you not you telling another person.
       
      Use I/me instead of using you/we/our/us.
       
      After, just add it to your side.
       
      If there are areas you’re deeply conflicted about, let’s talk about those.
       
      Joel

      Reply
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    August 22, 2020

    Hi Joel! I would like to be added as a writer for Be Yourself, but I am unclear about the process. I have given my email ID on the link you provided. So far,I have only received mails saying that my order has been received and is being processed. I’m confused regarding how to proceed. I would appreciate if you help me out. Thanks!

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      August 25, 2020

      Hi B,

      Thank you so much for your patience.

      I’m so sorry to hear that.

      Can you send to me your medium profile link?

      And I will take it from there.

      Joel

      Reply
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      August 27, 2020

      Hi, Joel! Thank you for responding. My username is :
      https://medium.com/@bertillaniveda

      Reply
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      August 27, 2020

      Hi B,

      Thank you for your patience.
       
      I have added you as a writer.
       
      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help
       
      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978  
       
      I don’t publish stories that are behind the medium paywall for now.
       
      I publish stories that can be read by everyone, not stories that are only read by medium paying members.
       
      What medium pay-wall? It has to do with this setting outlined in this article on this link
       
      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018834314-Stories-that-are-part-of-the-metered-paywall  
       
      When I review a story.
       
      A point I will emphasis when I review is to write as a story.
       
      To write as you not you telling another person.
       
      Use I/me instead of using you/we/our/us.
       
      After, just add it to your side.
       
      If there are areas you’re deeply conflicted about, let’s talk about those.
       
      Joel

      Reply
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    August 24, 2020

    Hi! I would love to join your community and share my stories, experiences, and lessons!

    Reply
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    August 26, 2020

    Hi Joel,

    Thank you for your time.

    If Stories are going to be published behind the medium paywall, how can a writer make money?

    Dhanush

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      August 26, 2020

      Hi Dhanush,

      You can earn money. Publish on a publication that allows stories behind a medium paywall.

      It works. I have a friend making around $2000+ per month.

      Although I’m not suggesting you will start to make those numbers in the beginning.

      I’m sharing to show that it works.

      Joel

      Reply
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    September 1, 2020

    Hi Joel,

    I hope you’re good and glad.
    I would love to join your publication.

    Thank you

    Reply
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      September 1, 2020

      Hi Abby,

      Thank you for your interest. I will love to add you.
      You have joined, I assume you received the email with a guide on how to do that.
      Are you unable to follow through with the guides instructions?
      What seems to be the problem then?

      Joel

      Reply
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    September 3, 2020

    Hey there, I would like to write for you ! That would be great and awesome.

    Heres my Links
    Profile: https://medium.com/@davidsonchua
    Story: https://medium.com/@davidsonchua/the-importance-of-setting-boundaries-36b2daf9e29e

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      September 6, 2020

      Hi Davidson,

      Thank you for your patience.

      I have added you as a writer.

      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help

      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978

      When I review a story.

      A point I will emphasis when I review is to write as a story.

      To write as you not you telling another person.

      Use I/me instead of using you/we/our/us.

      After, just add it to your side.

      If there are areas you’re deeply conflicted about, let’s talk about those.

      Reply
  • Avatar
    September 11, 2020

    Hi,

    I’m Olivia. I would like to be added as a writer for Be Yourself.

    Medium Profile: https://medium.com/@bulrosa

    Cheers

    Reply
    • Avatar
      September 11, 2020

      Hi Olivia,

      Thank you for your patience.

      I have added you as a writer.

      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help

      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978

      When I review a story.

      A point I will emphasize when I review is to write as a story.

      To write as you not you telling another person.

      Use I/me instead of using you/we/our/us.

      After, just add it to your side.

      Reply
  • Avatar
    September 11, 2020

    Hi Joel,

    Sorry to add to the mess of confusion, but I am also unable to follow the process of submitting as I received no email guide after setting up my membership on this site.
    I would still love to be added as a writer if possible!

    Thank you! 🙂

    Reply
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    September 12, 2020

    Hi Joel,

    Could you please add me as a writer?

    Medium Profile: https://medium.com/@lizziemaher

    Thank you.

    Reply
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    September 16, 2020

    Hi Joel,

    Could you please add me as a writer?

    Medium Profile: https://medium.com/@spathania08

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Avatar
      September 16, 2020

      HiShubham,

      Thank you for your patience.

      I have added you as a writer.

      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help

      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978

      When I review a story.

      A point I will emphasize when I review is to write as a story.

      To write as you not you telling another person.

      Use I/me instead of using you/we/our/us.

      After, just add it to your side.

      If there are areas you’re deeply conflicted about, let’s talk about those.

      Joel

      Reply
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    September 16, 2020

    Hi, my Medium ID is @marcushjchan, can you please add me as a writer? Thank you!

    Reply
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      September 17, 2020

      Hi Marcus,

      Thank you for your patience.

      I have added you as a writer.

      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help

      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978

      When I review a story.

      A point I will emphasize when I review is to write as a story.

      To write as you not you telling another person.

      Use I/me instead of using you/we/our/us.

      After, just add it to your side.

      If there are areas you’re deeply conflicted about, let’s talk about those.

      Joel

      Reply
  • Avatar
    September 17, 2020

    Hi Joel,

    I’m Sohaib. I would like to be added as a writer for Be Yourself.

    Could you please add me as a writer?

    Medium Profile: https://medium.com/@lizziemaher

    Thank you.

    Reply
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      September 17, 2020

      Hi Sohaib,

      You are a writer already.

      I added you I remember from the email you sent.

      I even checked just now. You are.

      I’m so sorry for this terrible delay and miscommunications.

      It is my fault. Again. I’m so sorry.

      If you’ll need help on how to add a story, this read will help

      https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213904978

      Joel

      Reply
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    January 22, 2021

    Hello!
    Can you please add me as a writer in Be Yourself publication?

    Nikhil Vemu
    @nikhilvemu

    Reply
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      January 22, 2021

      I will love that what’s preventing you from following the process outlined here?

      Reply
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        January 22, 2021

        I’m sorry. I’m not clear about the process mentioned. So I need to subscribe to your newsletter to know the process right?

        Reply
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      January 22, 2021

      yes

      Reply
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        January 22, 2021

        Thank you for your speedy replies!
        I’ve tried doing that. But i’m not able to. May be due to a server issue.
        Please find the attached photo.

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          January 22, 2021

          Can you please select that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions

          Reply
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          January 22, 2021

          Sir, I’ve agreed to T&C’s when I tried to subscribe.

          In the screenshot I didn’t tick it.

          Even now when I try to subscribe, I amn’t able to do it.

          Reply
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    January 22, 2021

    I am so sorry this is happening. Can you try to clear your browser cache and enter your email and tick the box again? I have also sent an email to your email. Please check it.

    Reply

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