CONSTIPATION BLUES

Are We Returning To Ev-Level Earnings?

Get your microscopes out

Carlo Zeno
All About M
Published in
3 min readJun 21, 2024

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She thinks she might see a dollar and twenty-seven cents / Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

If you love stats, you’re in for a treat. If you love failure, humiliation, and poverty, then you just might orgasm.

I just pulled up my stats for the first time this month.

I know, discipline. It’s done wonders for my blood pressure. I haven’t felt this chill since laying on the sand and counting seagulls at the beach last summer.

What the world looks like without Medium stats. / Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash

Anyway, I thought I’d break the holiday spell and take a peek.

Bad idea.

I mean I knew I wasn’t on Coach Tony’s Christmas list, but these earnings made even Scrooge look like Santa Claus. It took me back to my early days on Medium when it was under the command of Ev Williams. In those days going viral could mean five dollars in the pocket. We were lab rats on treadmills inside a slave-wage factory. Wielding pens.

And then things began to change under Coach Tony, minus a few catastrophic months where the earnings plunged like a Wall Street crash.

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Carlo Zeno
All About M

Top writer in poetry and satire. Migrant. Expat. INFP. Poet. Satirist. Tragedian. Tutor. Public Servant.