I can’t decide how I feel about Medium’s pay structure. People obviously seem to like it because most content is blocked by the paywall these days and I’m starting to feel like the last holdout but to be honest I don’t want to join. I would never want to disrespect the amazing people who write and edit publications there. In fact, I feel so welcomed by the (only) publication I write for (Big shout out to Lit Up
https://medium.com/lit-up and its awesome editor DiAmaya Dawn
https://medium.com/@DiAmaya_Dawn ) but I’m just not sure about paying a fee at this point in time. Perhaps I’m cheap but I joined Medium as a place to build my writing skills and have fun with some prompts.
Now, I can publish but I can’t read much. Unfortunately, my lack of participation in Medium’s pay to play program makes it hard to support my fellow writers and I feel effectively cut off from the writing community I had hoped to find there. I get it. We all have to make a living but as a new writer I don’t yet know what I want and what is worth paying for. And, frankly, my disposable income is limited.
For now, I think I’m going to start putting some writing here. I’m not leaving Medium and definitely want to continue publishing in Lit Up but perhaps having a blog will give me the motivation and space I need to hone my writing skills as well as a place to publish some fun microfiction and (possibly bad) poetry. I’m hoping a few people might be interested in joining me for the ride as I either succeed or realize this dream isn’t for me.
If you are here, welcome! I hope you will find me interesting enough to stick around.