+629K Followers? I Call Bullcrap

For the sake of our writing, let’s wake up and smell the deception

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Massive Pub? Or Rotting Corpse?

What annoys me about The Startup is what annoys me about every massive publication.
Pushing your huge follower count on me does nothing to boost my confidence; it only makes me feel that you’ve completely lost touch with what’s important.

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Extrapolating the Data

So what does this mean for a publication that’s as old as The Startup? It means that the “+629 followers” line that they preface absolutely all communication with should be taken with an enormous grain of dead salt.

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What Do I Do Now?

For writers moving forward, I’d recommend that you take follower numbers out of your head when it comes to assessing the value of a publication for your writing.

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