This is perhaps a little bit late seeing that I’ve already been writing on the platform for over 2 years. But better late than never right? So, here’s a little bit about me — Benny Lim, writer on Medium.
I’m a 35 year old guy based in Malaysia. I’m happily married to the woman of my dreams and blessed with two beautiful boys — aged 6 years old and 4 months.
As most of you may already know, I write on Medium as a side thing.
I work a normal 9–5 corporate job that has been good to me and has helped me to pay the bills, put a roof over our heads and food on the table. But there’s always been a part of me that knew I don’t belong in the corporate setting.
Which is why I’ve been picking up some side hustles (Medium being one of them) with the hope that eventually, I’ll be able to make a living on them so that I can quit my corporate job.
My interests are writing (pretty obvious this one), reading, fitness, sports (mainly football), music, gaming, technology, gadgets (big Apple fan boy here!), traveling (can’t wait to do this again once the pandemic ends), and sleeping (this will eventually become everyone’s favourite as they age).
On Medium, I write mostly about writing (in general and on Medium), gaming, technology, gadgets, fitness & health, relationships, life, and random topics every now and then such as religion and politics.
These topics have seen me garner a following of over 3,000 people in the last 2 years and have been an interest for many of my readers. It is why these topics are what I write on mostly.
I have been asked before if I write under a pen-name. The answer is no, I do not. My real name is Benny and while I did consider a pen-name at the start, I just didn’t see a reason to as my topics aren’t really controversial topics to begin with.
Another question that I’ve been asked before is if my profile picture really a picture of me?