I don’t want to give the impression of despair.
With my own writing (particularly the new Kylie and Friedrich series), I’m going a different way. I’m writing bots (and general reciprocity likes) out of the picture.
Other than fun, my aim with Kylie and Friedrich is give ecommerce an extreme makeover . Readers will have the ability to 2-click buy story-relevant products inline — as they read.
Myself, I’ll take 5 product partner orders over 10 billion likes and/or a 5 cent CPM. Your mileage may vary.
Have no idea how it will turn out. Change is not essential — you can always die. With humor?