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!

Inventor of the hashtag. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Previously: Google, Uber, Molly (YC W18).

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store