OK, I have joined.
So what would I like to see in return?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Simple: $5/month or $50 a year or such.
- There are feed (not animals eating) publications within Medium. Some sort of mutual discounting.
- 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.