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I love this and honestly, that’s one reason I try to be transparent about my journey. I’m not really into struggle porn, but I want people to see what it’s like to be an everyday person getting ahead.
Yes! He unblocked me long enough to make that comment… but he reblocked me so I can’t even read the whole thing lol.
I’ve seen some of what he has posted since and it’s mind boggling really. I looked up to him.
Thank you for your perspective on what happened. Or should I say WTF happened as I think this was shocking and at the same time not shocking. We all knew about the callouts. I made excuses. Oh, that INTJ, hahaha..
I think some people will wonder why we have bothered to write about it at all. I know for me, I do refuse to be…
Yes, conflicting feelings make sense.
Honestly, if you block somebody, there can be no opposing views, no conversation.
And the sheer number of Medium writers who have been blocked by this person over this issue is the antithesis of free speech.
That’s a really good point about the pivot toward the MPP. As a nobody writer (and no expert in any field), I had to start a following from scratch. But I had the luxury to do so with the partner program from the beginning. I locked everything except for publication stories…and then Medium allowed locked stories in pubs. So I locked everything. Most…
Yes! Vico Biscotti I agree that different voices matter. It’s not the criticism of Medium that I find problematic, but the negativity. The whole, “if you disagree with me, I’m going to block you” mentality is even worse to me in my mind than anything Medium has done. Medium is a platform and a business, and I could easily lose my standing here for…
I enjoyed this entire piece, and read it with a giant Andy Dwyer grin, but I especially like this part. It’s in a nutshell what I really love about Medium.
I can learn, grow, and love other writers and their work here without having to agree with everything they say or model my strategies after theirs. And vice versa.