Thank you so much for your call out Adriana! It was unexpected and brought a big, goofy smile to my face! :D
Everything you state here I agree with. I don't feel justified based on my earnings to pay for courses, but if I had the income, I would. I agree with you--why waste time when you can learn from people who know how to best work on the platform?
I want to back up what you say about networking and finding writing peers to help achieve success if writers are unable to pay for courses. I have found my writing elevated immensely thanks to several writers I have found and forged friendships with on Medium. I actually have 4 go-to writers for offering and providing feedback and those relationships are wonderul.
I'm looking forward to reading more of your work and was so excited when one of your essays was curated in Age of Empathy! :D Thank you for writing there, too!