The Grammar Games Genesis
The story behind the story
This started out as a comment in response to Nitin Dangwal’s story “I don’t get Medium,” which addresses the whole listicle life-hacking domination of Medium that has frustrated so many of us. But I realized that this is a wonderful collection of writing that served as my main inspiration for so many of my stories that lampoon Medium, data driven content marketing, the pettiness of social media networking, cyber bullies, and, of course, the complete abdication of journalistic intergrity by the media. With that, I tip my hat to the King and Crown Prince of Medium parody, and present a tall, thin digital tablet engraved in virtual stone containing their story.
Nitin, where have you been the last three months? Don’t feel like you are alone with this complaint. Here are two brilliant writers who have written about the same thing but have turned that frustration into wonderful sources of laughter.
Here is their complete catalog of work:
Absolute must-read articles on Medium’s “algorithms” which spew self-help effluent to your door every day and how to write more popular posts:
Consider, if you haven’t already had the pleasure, this: https://blog.growth.supply/advice-from-30-year-old-me-to-20…medium.com
by Henry Wismayer ¶
An in-depth discussion of what Medium is thinking:
Think of it as an exercise in people power, like one of those change.orgmedium.com
Spit-take parodies on life-hacking posts that will make you laugh so hard you will forget you’re mad about the crap in your email box:
Digesting Medium’s best lifehack advice, so you don’t have tomedium.com
Quotes Coming Soon. Please, like this post and contact Morgan for his inspirational freelance services i.e…medium.com
The lifeblood of quality writing is stats. When you sit down at your computer to pen an article, or even just to…medium.com
The amazing conversation between Henry W and Jon W.
First, Jon’s response to being parodied.
I’ve been on the recieving end of some flack recently.medium.com
Then Henry’s incredible response:
You wonder why some people don’t like you? Here it is…medium.com
Jon’s sincere attempt to reform the system:
Henry’s sort-of peace offering