I’m in total agreement with you, Shannon. I don’t write enough to bitch about the lack of money I make. I see Medium as a way to make money writing, that I never had the opportunity to take advantage of before. For me, it’s offered a vision of possibilities. It’s my responsibility to take advantage of that, or not. And if everything changes somewhere down the line and it’s no longer available? That’s life. They don’t owe me anything. It’s their platform, to tweak, to experiment, to shut down as they see fit. I’ll keep writing, and paying to be a member, as long as I find it worth what it costs. So far, I’m way ahead, both financially and in the sense of content worth my time and money. It’s a business and a community. Both have been enormously valuable to me.

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