I Write for Free

And it’s a great way to earn a living.

Huh? What? Seriously, Robyn, what the actual fuck?

Hear me out.

Today I got the email from Medium telling me that my earnings for April were $8.36, the most I’ve ever earned in over two years of membership.

Whoopie doo-dah.

If I total up my earnings for all that time and then compare them to my total membership dues, I’m clearly in the red.

But here’s the thing.

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Robyn Sinéad Sheppard

Robyn Sinéad Sheppard

I used to be disgusted; now I'm just amused. In 5 years of being in the Medium Partner Program, I've made all of $22.47. But I still persist.