I’m paying $5/month for membership right now and, like you, barely reading any members-only…
Stella J. McKenna

Stella, I’m on board with you. A colleague of mine suggested another solution that I think will keep recommends as they are, but still accomplish this new business model:

  • Add a “superheart” recommend function.

Keep recommends as they are. Free and fun. But add a second “icon” next to it that allows the reader to dispense a dollar (or some sum of money) to the writer/publication/Medium to show support and appreciation.

Thoughts there?

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