Getting by by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller
A personal update: I'm learning that I'm in the midst of real depression. In a world where I'm watching members of my family die, the country I live in deteriorate into fascism, the country I grew up in deteriorate in every possible way, and some other things that I don't want to write about here, i...

Post what you want, when you want. Don’t stress about what other people expect of you. You are unique and important to many. Never forget that!

A Medium dilemma by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller
I'm a fan and paid-up member of Medium, the long-form online publishing platform and reader network. I should declare that I'm not unbiased: I worked there in 2016 and know a few of the people who work on it, although the team and product have changed considerably over the last few years. A couple o...

This is a great take on Medium, and one I haven’t seen before. I certainly see medium in a new light now. I wasn’t the biggest fan of it but you’ve certainly change my views!

Boycotting the attention economy in December by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller
Last year, on a whim, I left social media on Thanksgiving, and didn't return until January 1st. It led to massive improvements in my mental and physical health, overall happiness, attention span, and engagement with the world. This year I've been with my mother while she spent months in the hospital...

I love the idea of taking a social media fast. Last year I did it for the month of January. I think that this year I’ll follow your lead and take from Thanksgiving to New Years Day off. It’s important to be intentional with the time we spend on things. Mindless scrolling of feeds is a distraction from what really maters in life.