I only gave this one clap simply to acknowledge that I read it. I just unfollowed several publications (not all) and unjoined the only publication I belonged to, although I never had anything published in a “Publication”. It is akin to unsubcribing to magazines that just sit on the coffee table. I was disappointed when Medium started posting stories from other sites such as “The Atlantic”, “The New Yorker”, “Fast Company”, etc. If I wanted to read stories from those sites, I would simply go to those sites. I don’t need to see that content on Medium. I am interested in what independent writers write, which use to be the focus of Medium in the beginning. I will remain an independent writer, come what may.