After a year of writing and several rule-changes from the Medium team, one of my articles was finally selected for “Further Distribution.”
I’ve never considered myself a writer — I’m what we call a “math & science guy” through and through.
I have no clue how the Jessica Wildfires and Tim Dennings of the world do what they do.
We Stand “No Chance Competing” In 20 Years— U.S. Air Force Chief Software Officer Resigns
“It is time to say Goodbye!” — a cheerful title precedes a fiery rant about government incompetence
I originally joined the Medium Partner Program in September 2020. The first week of October, I decided to write full-time.
At the time, California was on fire from top-to-bottom and the United States was redefining itself in the wake of BLM Summer, just before the most contentious Presidential Election in living memory.
As much as I loved my old job and my coworkers, I couldn’t stomach the denial that’s necessary to continue “business as usual.”
I set out to create Share The Wealth — a publication that focuses on neoliberal hegemony as the root cause of Western society’s many problems.
Medium was a great place to write, and the pay-per-view was great compared to other platforms. But in mid-October 2020, just two weeks after I took the leap, Medium decided to cut writer pay down to 1/10 of what it used to be.
The first article I ever wrote (which, in hindsight, is not great) made about $5 in its first month. Now, an article with the same viewership and engagement metrics will only make $0.50 (50 cents). That’s frustrating.
I stopped writing for a while.
I wasn’t sure if I’d start again.
Fortunately I did.
Medium is still a great place to share ideas, even if it doesn’t earn a living.