A Forking Slack Team

Building the Pickle Fork writer community

E.R. Ellsworth
May 1, 2018 · 2 min read

If you’re a Pickle Fork writer, this is for you. If you’re not a Pickle Fork writer, it’s super easy to become one. TLDR: I made a Slack Team for Pickle Fork writers. You can join it here.

While Pickle Fork is my creation I view it as a collaboration between myself and the wonderful writers who’ve chosen to share their work here. One of the few weak points of Medium’s publication system is that it does not offer much of anything to facilitate such collaboration.

Medium doesn’t have any kind of direct messaging system like Twitter or Facebook. The closest thing they have is private notes but those are story specific and limited to 200 characters each. This makes discussion with a writer cumbersome at best. Furthermore, if I want to alert all the Pickle Fork writers to something there’s no simple way to do that other than a public post such as this one. That has obvious drawbacks.

One of Jonathan Greene’s recent posts mentioned that some publications use Slack for this sort of thing. That sounded like a good idea so I’ve set up a Pickle Fork Slack team.

Joining the Slack team will give you a way to send me direct messages or to connect with other Pickle Fork writers. There’s also a suggestion box channel if you have any big ideas you’d like to discuss.

You can join here or leave a private note with your email address and I will send you an invite.

Happy Slacking, ya Forkers.

Pickle Fork

Letting creative juices flow.

E.R. Ellsworth

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Co-creator of The Black Suit of Death, not a shill for the Illuminati. https://erellsworth.com

Pickle Fork

Letting creative juices flow.