The pattern holds with days 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7… A 90% earnings reduction. We’re fucked. I feel like I’ve been robbed by a billionaire. #revolt #theft #lies #corporategreed #giveusourmoney Emma Smith Medium Ev Williams
This will be terrible for writers of poetry and flash fiction, and worse for cartoonists and comic writers, whose posts are entirely visual and can be consumed in a few seconds. Rambling, padded articles do NOT equal quality reading.
This wasn’t what I signed up for when I purchased a full annual membership in September.
As a minimalist, I now feel unwelcome — and doomed.
CALL TO ACTION
If you want to help, send an email to Medium CEO Ev Williams (email@example.com) and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your displeasure with the unfair new system. I also now include the following at the end of all of my posts, and encourage you to do the something similar:
Medium’s unexpected new change in the way it compensates members of its Partner Program rewards creators of long, padded articles, and essentially demonetizes shorter content. As nearly all of my posts are poetry, cartoons, or efficient fiction, I’m faring very poorly under this new system. Since the change was implemented, my Partner Program earnings have plummeted by 90%, and hundreds of others are in the boat. If you want to help, send an email to Medium CEO Ev Williams (email@example.com) and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your displeasure with the unfair new system.
Medium writers need to unionize in the worst possible way. ASAP.