Hey Kalis,

I'd like to toss an idea your way, just for consideration. While I totally agree with much of what you say, I might offer one persepctive. Only that life gives us story copy. All too often I see material on Medium that is clearly hijacked from someone else, or that doesn't bubble up from their own life experiences. While this in no way says "be like me," this is just to illustrate a point: my stories and much of what informs my work comes out of adventure travel. When that opens up again I am out the door to very remote places sans power, wifi and pretty much everything else. If I don't live life I have no material. Under Covid I can easily punch out two or three articles a day. But when the world opens back up to us, I am out, often for a month at a time, or thereabouts. Social media cannot run my life, and while I get your point, I would also suggest that the paucity of really good copy from some of our fellow writers is a direct result of not being fully in life, pushing boundaries (whatever that might look like for them) and learning from those experiences. In fact, I've all too often read authors whose material, after a while, becomes a constant rinse/repeat of same old. We all have themes, but we also need new material. For what it's worth. How we evolve is part of what makes good copy, but that's just me.

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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