Thanks for sending me the link Shawn. The beauty of the situation is that Medium is staying free and open to anybody who wants to participate.
For me, I recognize that I receive immense value from my activity here. (I met you, didn’t I? That’s worth five bucks in and of itself.) I suppose if enough writers who interest you start locking their content, you might see the value in becoming a partner, too.
I’ve said it before — I often operate on feeling and I just think Ev and Medium are trying to do more than earn money here. I could be wrong, but so what if I am — I’ve monetarily lost less than a few Saturday yoga classes, but gained a whole lot of connection.
That said, I understand and value your thoughts and opinion. Hang out and watch — always a good option in my playbook!
Just FYI, I tripped across this in my feed — https://medium.com/@nickblackmon/medium-is-paying-off-c241acbfbd02
It appears Ev himself is reaching out to those who use the platform. Interesting.