I’ve left other platforms before because I didn’t like the changes they implemented and an incentive of being paid for your writing wasn’t even part of the quotient. What it comes down to is that unless you own the site you are at the mercy of the whims of those in control, but if you own the site, there is no guarantee that people will visit it. Some people are stumping for narrative.org, but, who’s behind that platform? Is it just another empty box of worn-out promises with different wrapping? The independent writer has no advocates.