I’ve About Had Enough of Medium Facebook Groups

Jessica Smith
3 min readOct 28, 2021

Time to Start Flipping Tables

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Consider this my “bye shitters" post. I’ve had just about enough of the lot of you. You’re not doing it right.

Though the people who need to read this probably won’t. They are too busy spamming Medium Facebook groups with their boring drivel. Don’t they realize how off putting this is?

I’m not going to read your stuff just out of pure spite. I’m petty like that. You tell me to do something, well then I’m not gonna.

I share my work because I want people who are interested to read it. If you don’t find it interesting, scroll past and move on.

See this? This drives me up the wall. I don’t know who did this but stop. You clapped for an article you didn’t even read. I didn’t put it out there to get claps. I put it out there to read.

I remember the days of the nice and helpful Facebook groups. Those were the days. When people actually read what you posted and offered genuine support to new writers.

Now you ask a question in these groups and the only responses are links to articles I don’t want to read that have nothing to do with the topic. Thanks, super helpful.

And it isn’t just on my posts. I see it all the time on every post in the group. It used to be you’d get an automatic ban for pulling this stunt. Times change I guess.

Oh look, an open comment section! This is the perfect spot for a link to my shitty article! This will surely get eyes on my work!

Except it’s doing the exact opposite. Much like a dick pic, nobody asked to see it. Quit trying to shove it down our throats.

I read what I want to read. There are so many good writers here, I’ll never run out of things to read. I read what looks interesting. Even if you read my article, that doesn’t mean I’m going to automatically read yours. If it doesn’t tickle my fancy, I’m not wasting…

Jessica Smith

Writer and mother. I write about whatever pops into my head. Relationships, Self, Mental Health, Parenting, Whatever. https://twitter.com/3282jessicah