Dear Medium, I love you too.
Seriously, the only ones who ever contacted me with “I read/saw this and thought you would enjoy it” have been people who I knew loved me. I have done the same for people I love. In fact I have done the “I saw this and thought of you and think you might enjoy it” bit before I even dared say the words “I love you” to that person. So yeah, it is a big deal.
So seeing stories appear in my feed with the a little note “Recommended for you based on your interests” gave me the warm fuzzies. Thank you Medium, it’s so nice to know you care. It’s also great to see you are no longer worried about my potential addiction, giving the stories to me as they get published. Thank you for that, too
I have to say though, you struck out. That’s 3 misses. Yeah, I know, I’m hard to love. I don’t appreciate your effort. Fiercely independent woman, all that. I have followed my interests in my tags already. Until you learn to read for tone, sense of humor and heart, I don’t think this will work out. Don't worry, you’ll get there. I believe in you.
But until then…
…where can I opt out of these recommendations?