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I’m a fan of blocking too. Luckily most Medium readers are of a higher caliber than the internet as a whole, but I’ve had my share of blocked geniuses.
I see a trend. Most trolls tend to have written nothing themselves. It’s easy to be awful when you’ve posted nothing publicly someone can criticize.
…and the worst part is, some of the biggest names in email still follow this model. I won’t name names, but There’s a massive company that sells a service where their entire model is to drain the subscriber dry on the first email.
I’m not OK with that. Which is why I do what I do.
Jason — yeah, it’s a razor’s edge for sure. And I can’t say I’ve got it figured out. Some days I’m half-sweaty from working feverishly on Medium. Then I know it’s time to “break the wrist and walk away” as they say in Napoleon Dynamite.
You’ve got it when you mentioned strategy.