Yesterday, after posting the previous month’s crypto rewards, Narrative announced it was sunsetting. For those of you who have never been part of a startup before or just don’t know the term, it means closing the doors and ceasing to do business. It is shutting down as of Dec. 30, 2019.
The concept of this platform was what caught my attention at the beginning, and then the people that I met there, caused me to stay.
There is a valiant attempt going on, even now, by many of the folks I have come to call friends on that platform – to find a way to salvage it. And I know that if they can manage to do that, I will be right back there, writing and posting.
Could I do that elsewhere? Yes, indeed. And I have. I have a space on Medium, on Vocal, and now on Steemit. I write, and post. But the quality of engagement is very different.
There was something far more personal and enjoyable with Narrative and the people there. A true discourse, and connection. I felt appreciated when I posted there. Which is something I don’t feel (yet) on other platforms…maybe I will at some point.
I also write to create books. And that is satisfying in a deeply personal way. But it doesn’t give me the feedback and connection that I enjoyed on Narrative.
I will continue to write. I have a wonderful spot in an online “ezine” Licorice Pizza Magazine. And I expect that will be tremendous in 2020.
And I am working on some interesting projects (hoping to get a collaborative newsletter out in 2020 with amazing fiction).
And I will always be grateful to Narrative for the wonderful new friends I have met and will stay in contact with.
Peace out for now. And more on the great adventures, as I find out…