Haha yes. That’s fair. I am throwing a bit of shade. But I’d also say that being on the same platform doesn’t necessarily merit my respect. I always try to be polite and supportive to everyone, but I have seen this same article written dozens of times and read by thousands of people who might change their writing for the sake of trying to make more money. I will say this. Any writer I respect and enjoy reading, I’ve never seen them publish something like this. I see it as a clear cut sign that this is a salesman I’m reading and not a writer because any writer who has achieved success on their passion, knows the pain and struggle it takes and wouldn’t go around trying to sell young writers on how easy it is just to make themselves a few extra bucks.

Columnist and author. My writing is like a bunch of people at a party trying to tell different jokes at the same time. benjamindavis.substack.com

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