I’m here to share ideas, not “content”.

A note to new followers

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
2 min readDec 10, 2023

This “meta” story is intentionally not paywalled.

I used to be excited whenever someone followed me or commented on my stories here. But lately, it appears that more and more of these accounts are churning out low-quality, possibly AI-generated stories. I doubt these followers are genuinely interested in what I have to say.

I have no interest in “follow for follow” or whatever moneymaking scheme is going on. Wanting to make money from writing is fine; I do too. But more importantly, I’m here to share original thoughts and ideas, not “content”.

(Update, March 2024: I’m hopeful that the efforts announced this week to counter AI, spam and fraud will reduce the numbers of these kinds of followers and commenters.)

Here are some of the most important stories I’ve written to date, on topics including pacifism, veganism, and gender. If you’re actually interested in me as a person and not just a means to generate income for you, please read them.

You can find the full list of my stories on Medium here: