That’s a great framing (no pun intended), thank you!
I think the slight difference is just that — while you followed me on Medium—presumably you didn’t ask to follow advertising. If you asked me about my new glasses, then of course, you’ve invited the dialog about a product I may have received via sponsorship. But when I’m pushing out content to my audience, I want to be respectful and not waste your time.
It’s a fine line — and one that I want to be mindful of given how easy it can be to become spammy/off-putting.
Thanks for your feedback!