I Wish I’d Heard About NewsBreak Sooner

Where were you brilliant writers 6 months ago?

Jillian Enright
Pigeon’s Peculiarities
5 min readNov 1, 2021



To my wonderful supporters who follow me or subscribe for my neurodiversity, education, mental health, and/or parenting content: I promise that is still the focus of my writing, I had to take a brief detour, but I will be back on track tomorrow!

November 9th Update

I can’t tell you the number of people (I think all of them) who comment on my NewsBreak articles and clearly haven’t read a single paragraph of them. They simply respond to the title.

On Medium, I am sure I get a few who quickly scan and move on, but if anyone disagrees or has critiques, they have clearly read the article first and offer well thought out and intelligent responses.

I think I’ll stay here, it’s comfier.

November 3rd Update

I did it! I gained more than 100 registered followers, so I have applied for monetization. Now I wait.

Also: Don’t. Read. The. Comments.

I’ve been on Medium for six months and haven’t received a single rude or unkind comment. Sure, folks have disagreed with points I made, but they did so respectfully and with a willingness to from each other.

I’ve been on NewsBreak for less than six days and have already received a number of rude or ignorant comments. One said that I didn’t know what I was talking about and was making things up… despite the fact that I have a long list of references cited at the bottom of my article and have clearly done extensive research.

Late again

I have seen a large number of stories written about NewsBreak and NewsBreak versus Medium lately.

Apparently I’m late to the game (as usual). I only joined Medium 6 months ago, and NewsBreak a few days ago.



Jillian Enright
Pigeon’s Peculiarities

She/they. Neurodivergent, 20+ yrs SW & Psych. experience. I write about mental health, neurodiversity, education, and parenting. Founder of Neurodiversity MB.