We agree on a number of things.

The great thing about Medium is that there are no gatekeepers. (Alas, that turns out to also be one of the problems. The other big problem, as with all social media, is that those in charge do what they can to make sure there is no transparency. Hense what I wrote about how they set "reading time".)

I came to your article through the Writer's Guild page on FaceBook. Of all the FB Medium groups that is the one which for some reason tolerates people spamming their content as a "comment" below other people's posts. I've reached out to many of those writers to explain how that is unpleasant (and unproductive), as well as marking them for the moderators, but it still goes on.

I write fiction about 85% of the time so my expectations for readership on Medium are limited. (And yet there is a small rather loyal group who do.)

I can quite quickly tell that the content people have shared in the comment slot below my stories is in no way in response to my work. I write them briefly to tell them why that's not nice (when I mean to tell them where to shove their stuff.)

Anyway. Carry on. Good luck with the words.

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe. https://alexanderhirka.nyc

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe. https://alexanderhirka.nyc