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Why I Keep My Medium Articles Free to Read

I don’t want to deny access to encouraging content!

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  1. To Inspire and Be Inspired — As someone who has taken on many roles in life, a scientist, engineer, a father, a husband, etc., I am constantly looking for ways to improve myself, to live a joyful and purposeful life. So this has become a source of motivation for me to join Medium, rather than keep my discoveries to myself, I want to share them with you, in the hope that what I learned can uplift you in some way, broaden your knowledge about useful things, to bring out the best in you, and to help you live a fuller and happier life. None of us have everything figured out, we are all works in progress, and I believe there is much we can learn from each other through sharing and mutual influence here on Medium.
  2. Mutual Engagement — Medium is a diverse and welcoming community, but it is also vast and unstructured. Even within this digitized Medium platform and its sub-groups, I believe we are all searching for like-minded folks, to cultivate a “family” of our own or a sense of belonging through the creative writing and sharing of worldly writers. I want to find or build such a group, where we can engage with one another, build each other up, navigate through the storms together, and appreciate the beauties of life that we have been graciously given.
  3. Building An Audience — Many of us have probably learned that without a following, it may not bode well with some of Medium’s operation policies. (i.e. the 100 follower requirement). With open access, I hope I can reach out to more of you, and through my writings, you may find my aspirations identify with yours, and so we may collaboratively work on the same endeavors.
  4. A Hopeful Future — I believe in time, writers on Medium will grow at an exponential rate, and as more people come to appreciate the many benefits of this talent-laden, community-driven digital platform, more will join the Medium membership and contribute to the curation of awesome contents, leading to the natural growth and support of metered articles and the improved generation of monetary incomes for everyone from contributing members.

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Labman Perspective

A scientist, a family man, and an avid hoarder of creative ideas and positive affirmations. I seek to inspire and to be inspired. 💯 Supporting You!