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Hi everyone.

I’m burned out on writing, so I’m taking a bit of a break until I have something new to say. I thought I would read for a while, instead.

But I have to ask—what happened to my Medium feed?

Most of the people I follow have disappeared from…

After an afternoon of blocking and reporting people, I’ve made a decision.

I’m not commenting on articles anymore unless it’s an author I know or a benign topic. I’m also keeping my comments turned OFF for my articles if they are in any way controversial.

I am OVER being harrassed…

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There was an article in my feed this morning titled “7 Powerful Ways To Work Harder When You Feel Exhausted.”

I was shocked to see an article encouraging people to push themselves past the point of exhaustion, but I have to admit—I do this all the time.

This piece would…

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Today is World Mental Health Day.

It’s good to set aside a day to support those who struggle with mental illness, but why don’t we help people where it counts—financially?

Social media is full of inspiring posts today, but many feel contrived.

The posts on LinkedIn bother me the most…

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My therapist is on vacation this week, so I made an appointment with her officemate. I’ve seen her before, and we don’t have a great connection, but I thought I’d give it one more try.

That was a mistake.

I’ve felt awful this week. I’ve been moody and fatigued. It…

Once again, I have had a commenter attempt to “enlighten” me about the error of my ways. In fact, I’ve had two of those today.

It would be an awful lot of work to go back through all my stories and turn off the comments, so I guess I’ll have…

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I spent the morning getting my mother signed up for Hospice care. That means a prognosis of six months or less.

A good friend went with me for support because I don’t have any family that cares enough to help. The past ten months have been all on me.


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Update: Since I’m getting some comments along these lines, I understand that there will always be trolls. I understand people leave bad reviews and comments. But to attack a writer personally is unacceptable, and Medium needs to do better. Think I’m being too sensitive? …

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I have lost inspiration and focus as a writer. I’m tired, and I’m burned out.

Reading good material from other writers is essential to growing your writing skills. But reading the same thing over and over again is not helpful.

Half my feed right now is stories about Medium. And…

Lisa Beth Wright

Writer, Graphic Artist, Photographer, Musician,

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