OK, out of whine mode and back to write mode. I produced something for today that’s perhaps weekend appropriate. A nice bit of romantic dreaming.

I do wonder if we’re seeing the same articles when you aver that the quality of writing is better on Medium than on Quora.

I’m mostly inundated with click-bait type articles with numbered lists of self-help or “life-coaching” suggestions, advice about how to get rich or succeed at careers, and so-called “secrets” that the author promises that the powers-that-be “don’t want you to know.”

Oh, and all the articles about celebrities. Gack. I’m flooded with stories about actors and musicians.

On Quora, on the other hand, I mostly read real articles, well written and about serious topics. I’ve yet to encounter the likes of excellent writers like Michael Masiello, Rebecca Wilova, Tom Robinson here.

Medium so far to me seems cheap and tawdry by comparison. Perhaps I’m not hooked into the right topics or the right publications.

I do notice a well of good fiction and poetry that’s mostly not present of Quora. That’s a nice change.

On the main, though, I’m just not seeing the kind of excellent analysis and writing on Medium that I was used to on Quora.

With some singular and excellent exceptions, things here seem much lighter and more about pop and fluff.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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