Okay. So, is the game teaching writers how to use the tricks the heavy hitters use to get more popular? And is part of that restructuring the way we write in order to optimize algorithmic compatibility? If you can’t beat ’em, join ‘em? I totally understand the reasoning behind that logic. I do. But do you know what I think would be super cool?

I think it would really boost morale and break down some of that wall that exists between us and them if there were some incentive for the “influentials” to spend a little time in the trenches with the goal of finding some baby talent and promoting it. Just a simple little post saying,

I came across this article by Victoria Easterday, one of Medium’s newer members, and it blew me away, etc.

or whatever.

I think that would be a kick-ass way for those folks to use all of that influence to help get more great stuff out in the open, where it can do its job; whether that be to make people laugh, or cry, or learn, or feel understood.

We do that all the time for each other, and it really feels amazing to be recognized.

So, anyway…

Maybe the way isn’t to make us more like them, but to help them to be a little more like us.

Or not.

I don’t know.

Marketing is soooo not my thing.

Carry on.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.