OK. I am personally opposed to paying to get around firewalls, and subscribing to blogsites that want you to pay money for full access. It’s not that I don’t have the money, I just think it’s stark, raving mad to broadcast your billing information all over the internet.
So, Medium has become pretty much a dead zone since it changed its free account policy; add that to the censorship issue (specifically Svetlana Voreskova, who apparently was kicked off, allowed to return for about five minutes, and now has no account at all) ……well, it’s getting pretty damn dull out here. :-)
So, is there a free publishing platform that I don’t know about that sensible people are now migrating to? About 90% of the article headers I see now are members-only, and it’s pretty clear from the titles that this place is pretty much a lefty echo-chamber, at this point.