A serendipitous story by Yohanan Marcus on Loud Updates stimulated my mind, warmed heart, and raised my spirit on this weekend.
I haven’t heard about Loud Updates publication before. Serendipity appeared again in my reading list.
Reading this remarkable article blew my mind.
It brought many fond memories when my publication was exposed to allegations on social media fabricated by a person reflecting sour grapes.
I looked at those allegations from a positive standpoint because they helped my publication grow faster and more robust. Those allegations confused me but made me grateful and flattered.
As a new writer on Medium, Yohanan understood the platform’s issues and created an interesting, engaging, and insightful story.
Some may call it Karma, but my preferred term is serendipity, which is one of my publications’ core values.
I won’t spoil this beautiful story for you, so share it for your enjoyment.
Wish I could write as articulately as Yohanan Marcus.
The Assemblage’s propaganda revealed for what it is — a scapegoating smear campaign
J’Accuse reminded me of another masterpiece penned by Alison Tennent, writer, blogger, podcaster, truth-teller and people connector in various networks.
I see Alison like an angel shining on social media.
A Cult of Envy for ILLUMINATION
From the perspective of an ex-editor and sometime contributor
I came across another interesting story on my publication today.
This remarkable story was penned by Holly Kellums, an accomplished writer, editor, and social media influencer.
The story was elegantly penned from all angles.
It gave me useful perspectives from different points of view.
Why is There Maximum Drama on Medium?
Taking a brief look at the infighting on Medium, technical Medium limitations and the discord among publications.
As a writer and editor on this platform, conditioning writers to leave some publications to be able to join other ones does not make sense to me.
Such behavior may cause unnecessary suffering for writers. Many writers on this platform experience to face myriad life-challenges. Adding more pain can break the proverbial camel’s back.
I cannot stomach such an idiotic idea and toxic behavior. Therefore, I clearly pointed out that writers are not exclusive to publications. They can contribute to whichever and however many publications they want.
It is the writer’s choice, not the publication owner’s to make a decision for writers to write for whatever publications they want.
Naming and shaming other publications for selfish gains does not look ethical to me. Publications should collaborate, exchange, and extend each other’s valuable messages for their mutual benefits and those of society.
My position for my publications is crystal clear. Writers of my publications can write for any publications.
Contributing writers are welcome to leave my publications with my blessings if my offering does not suit their writing goals. No hard feelings from my end. And they can come back if they want to re-join. I welcome them. Several writers came back and I opened my doors to them by welcoming.
Contributing writers can also remove their published articles in my publications and build their own publications. I support them and promote their publications to create visibility. Their success is my success.
I love abundance mentality for uniting people and creating synergy for society. The more I give the more I receive as pointed out in my belated writer bio.
Contributing to Medium over 12 months taught me many valuable lessons. This collaborative environment is an opportunity for writers to unite and produce insightful content. We care and share with joy. There is no place for jealousy in my book.
I support all levels of writers. My publications serve top writers, experienced writers, and aspiring writers. They all add different value. I created a clear pathway for contributing writers to challenge themselves and reach to new levels. ILLUMINATION-Curated is a prime example for the transformation roadmap.
My ultimate goals on these platforms are happiness, joy, and satisfaction of every writer on Medium. We are all connected. Collective joy and happiness is the most desirable and sustainable solution for humanity.
I was delighted to come across a collection created by Dew Langrial so I am enjoying this masterpiece for the rest of my weekend reading.
Thank you for reading my perspectives.
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