I thought this was fantastic and put better than anything I could’ve said or can even really add. I not only don’t mind the tag, I appreciate it.
It’s funny you say stories of yours get more attention when you lock them? Anything I lock, makes no more than $9 and dies where it stands.
I’m impatiently waiting on a $38 payment from Medium for last month and I’m not even being sarcastic, I’m super hungry.
$5 of that $38 will go back to Medium.
So I’m looking at $33 bring home for the month. There were 34 days in last month’s pay period.
That’s less than $1 a day — which to put in perspective, is slightly more than the kind hearted gentleman who’s always asking for donations for poor kids in starving countries, asks for from prospective donors.
And as you said, the archive thing or author page really isn’t asking for a lot and would surely win the popular vote, if anyone ever bothered to ask us.
Thanks again for this, all great points and well put. As you see, you were far more diplomatic about it than I’m capable of being.