Dear PG, first, I'm so glad you consider me a friend. Looking at your list of friends, I'm in fantastic company. I'm so glad you've found good paying work, at least compared to the pittance you were getting from Medium. A word of caution in your cautionary tale. I hope you're not using your income as a indication of your writing's worth. I read such excellent pieces here that don't get many reads. It's a marketing game and that's a mystery to so many of us. I hope you'll also keep in touch with us from time to time. Just post for fun now and then, cuz I don't want to lose you.