We can’t all win

Bad news, that’s all they want to hear

Joseph Mayuyo
2 min readJul 29, 2022

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In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “You get a car! You get a car! You get a car! You get all get a car!” She didn’t say she was going to pay for the taxes! She just used her audience for a tax deduction. She’s a class act for that one.

I’m going to keep it short a sweet because I don’t think anyone cares about my writing. Why keep wasting time on a platform that doesn’t share content? I’ll tell you why. It’s because we have hopes and dreams. We have basic everyday needs. Nothing is free, everything is expensive, and if it sounds too good to be true; it’s probably because it is.

There are some of the most amazing writers on the platform who have less than 500 followers. I can tell they’re not in it for the money. They just love to share stories about experiences or trials they have overcome.

A majority of us want to create an income source. I hate to break it to you, but it’s too late. I’ll tell you exactly why it’s too late. The other day I made around $300 from an article. This article wasn’t much or a trending topic, but I believe I was the first to write about it.

Here’s the thing, I didn’t originate the writing. All I did was listen to a video and paraphrased someone else's reporting. I felt like crap but it was technically original because I checked it for plagiarism before posting it and it cleared. After posting a hundred blogs, finally one broke through!

It pissed me off. Even though I was happy with the money it generated, it clearly showed me that the people who are getting paid the most from writing are most likely just paraphrasing an article that they found to be interesting.

That’s all I have.

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Joseph Mayuyo

I write about being a functional addict in dysfunctional relationships. Living in a world that wasn’t created for us to thrive, I write to keep us alive. #Hope