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My last @Medium article isn't considered good enough for their #BasicIncome curation topic, despite being viewed over 20k times and having over 5k applause. Would you like to know why? I did. Apparently they want to prevent writers from earning money in any way but their paywall.
@Patreon provides a stable monthly income to writers like me by enabling fans of my writing to directly support and enable my writing. @Medium wishes to force writers to use their paywall, which provides an irregular, undependable source of income. Medium is promoting insecurity.
I have been publishing on @Medium since 2014. Every single article I've ever written has included a link to my @Patreon. I have toured Medium HQ before. The Basic Income topic there exists because of my articles which popularized Medium as a place for articles about basic income.
I am incredibly disappointed to see that @Medium has grown into a company that wants to limit the ways in which self-published writers earn money by limiting readership to those who ONLY earn money through their paywall, and not through @Patreon or anything else in addition.
Writers need dependable income and paywall income is not dependable. It also encourages low quality click-bait content. @Medium wants what's good for them and bad for writers, and because of that, I will never again publish to Medium and I welcome other writers to do the same.
By the way, I am voluntarily giving up an audience of over 26,000 readers on @Medium, but because I have a #BasicIncome, I have the freedom and economic security to walk away from that relationship. I will start over from scratch and build up a new readership base elsewhere. /end
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