I hear what you’re saying Tim Denning, but I’ve worked hard to become an influencer, because influence can work powerful good.
I’ve had over a million people a month read my articles about LGBTQ relationships and equality, and about HIV testing and treatment. I have LGBTQ young people contacting me constantly looking for advice and for the role models they lack in their lives.
I tell stories to entertain, but also to make a difference.
I deliberately seek to influence people. But then, I’ve done that since my early days of street theater in Act Up — while the Internet was still a DARPA dream.
P.S. Forgive me for not applauding your story. It’s not because I don’t appreciate it. I’m having technical difficulties.