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Why I am not a medium.com member anymoe

Blogging is way of living for me. Whether I blog here or for my employer, in either case I am getting something. Medium has choice to go for a free or paid version. Since I publish content and keep it open for public viewing, I would expect to at least read articles of my liking from it. Going for a subscription is one option but for a price of $5 a month I can buy a book, read it, re-read it and preserve it to be read by future generations.
I will like to extract maximum from 5 bucks and not just to spend on a monthly subscription.
In addition, since I give away content free on my medium.com I would expect to at least have privilege of reading. If I can't have this luxury why I will keep staying at any such platform and give them profit without return.
Yes, you heard it right, when I sign up for any social media or any website or app, I give them one customer. There number of user increases by one. Number attract more numbers. More people show interests, as business is where crowd goes.
Customer should not be charged for viewing items, if this will be the case, you may be billed for passing along every stores and shops throughout the day. Customer should be allowed to view the things cost free.
An article is like a trailer of a movie. You watch trailer free and then if you want to watch full movie you need to spend on ticket.
Medium.com can argue that they are keeping content ad free so they need you to subscribe toward meeting cost. Definitely, everyone need money and everyone has rights to earn it through legit methods. Charging for a subscription based service is a good thing given if subscription offers you value. Here the case is little different.
First, they are not keeping content ad free and second I won't dislike to read articles that carries some forms of ads in the side margins. Those ads shall not harm me in anyway, till I didn't get in a honey trap. Third, any writer writing on medium promote own product or a service. Often writers through stories pitch you to buy a thing or  a service. Of course they do not force you. But reading an article does not solve your problem.
People like
  • a doctor who can cure a disease
  • a mind trainer who can encourage them
  • a teacher who can guide them
  • a chef who can cook healthy food for them
  • a government that can help them in making life better
  • a mentor who can help them in improving life.
People pay to all these professionals for full service and they quit if not satisfied. They do not pay to play hit and trial errors.
In the words of an HBS Professor, people don't want to buy a quarter inch drill, they want a quarter inch hole.
When you read from medium.com you spend your time on it. In return you get nothing solid but a promo to buy a thing. To pay to get a promo does not make sense to me. It sounds me same like a fiction movie where someone will knock on your doors and tell you that he / she is a salesperson, pay to get to know what is on offer. Will you pay to one such person?
The writers on medium.com are sales people, they write, they write good, but they tell you only brighter side of the story. To know darker side often you served with a link with a prompt to buy a thing. Nobody listens to a salesperson for a price.
As Sir Richard Branson Says, "Time is the new money."

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