Thanks for this piece. I’m trying to figure Medium out, and this helps. I notice you have a “publication” here which is just for your work. Is that something you recommend? It looks better than the vertical list of stories under my profile link. Also, do you think we are compensated when people clap for our comments? Although listed under “stories,” comments don’t show up on the partner program $ stats, so I’m guessing not. I wish Medium was more transparent about how the $ is paid out. I thought I’d read somewhere that all the $ goes to writers, but how could they run the show without taking a cut? Fifty percent is a lot, and more than I’d imagined.

As to Medium’s new Blue bias, that’s a shame. It’s not always easy to find something I want to read here. Diverse views make more interesting content. I’m definitely Blue Tribe, and we probably don’t agree on most things, but I find your writing clearheaded and compelling. I followed some links and found your piece on Quillette. I cried. I’m very sorry for your loss.

Thank you again for your work and keep writing.

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