OK, I have joined.

So what would I like to see in return?

  1. Better formatting options for poetry and yes, prose. Better importing from standard formats, but I am willing to do hand-work. Just let me make my stuff look better. Better image options.
  2. Let’s separate listings of comments from stories. A story might be a poem, a short story, an essay, or a statement like this. Comments are responses to somebody else’s (or even my own) posts. Make it easier for readers to find what they want.
  3. Some sort of publisher referral program. If one of us gets a deal, part of that should go back to Medium, my “finders fee” idea previously suggested.

Other monetization ideas:

  1. Simple: $5/month or $50 a year or such.
  2. There are feed (not animals eating) publications within Medium. Some sort of mutual discounting.
  3. There are feed (not for cattle) sites outside Medium (“Building momentum …”). Maybe some sort of cross-discounting or joint memberships. Otherwise, this will go out of control and detract from all of them.
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