🥳 Celebrating 100 Stories

A reflection on my writing experience 📓✍️

Vishal Mehta
10 min readMar 20


Multi-colored balloons as a symbol of celebration
Photo by Ali Kokab on Unsplash

It’s a century!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” (Lao Tzu)


As I sit down to write my 100th article (a span of 27 months), I am filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment 😊.

It has been quite a journey, and one that has allowed me to explore my hobby and share my experiences and ideas with the world. Like any round number, this milestone has given me the opportunity to reflect on my writing journey and the experiences that have led me to this point.

In this article, I want to take the time to share — few insights, the highs and lows, lessons learnt, and all the love and encouragement I received.

I’ll also share a roundup of the most popular articles and my personal favorites in different categories and offering my views on what made them special ❤️.

So join me as I celebrate 🥳 the milestone of publishing 100 articles.

I. The Writing Journey

My writing journey dates back to 1999, when I was a CS graduate student at the University of San Francisco. One of the professors made an observation after I turned in my final project — he published it on their internal sites as an example to other students, and he encouraged me to explore writing.

(Google wasn’t born yet!)

Cut to 2009, I explored blogging on topics that would help me and others in the field of usability and user experience. This habit enabled me to connect with industry leaders and opened up doors to my professional growth.

My writing journey on Medium (January 2021) began as a way to express my thoughts and ideas beyond my professional topics. I started expressing on things that make my personality — hobbies, interests, habits, challenges and…



Vishal Mehta

2x Top Writer • Dreamer with a third eye 📸 • I write about my observations, opinions, and experiences. vishalkmehta@gmail.com