Rolli
Rolli
Oct 22 · 2 min read

*UPDATE*

The first day’s earnings are in, and I made 90% less than I normally made per day under the old system. This is unacceptable. Emma Smith Medium Ev Williams

*UPDATE 2*

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

ORIGINAL REPLY

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 (ev@medium.com) and/or to yourfriends@medium.com 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 (ev@medium.com) and/or to yourfriends@medium.com expressing your displeasure with the unfair new system.

CONCLUSION

Medium writers need to unionize in the worst possible way. ASAP.

Written by

Rolli

Writer of books (SEA-WAVE, KABUNGO). Drawer of cartoons (Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest). Drinker of coffee. Buy me a ☕️ https://ko-fi.com/rolliwrites

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