Ghosted On Medium
Being ghosted on Medium is alive and well. So is the hypocrisy of Publication Editors.
For a long time I considered Rodrigo a friend. During the last four months of last year we collaborated on creating the Publication . . . Full Frame.
This included countless emails and conversations in order to birth this new publication.
It also included several weeks after we launched the publication, when Rodrigo was incapacitated during a surgery. A time when all publication duties fell to me and co-editor, Duvy McGirr.
Then on April 25, 2023 I received the following email message from Rodrigo . . . Hi GE. Please note that we have removed you from the editorial team at Full Frame.
Thanks for your contribution to the development of the publication. R
This may not fit the definition of being “ghosted” . . . though it certainly felt like it to me. There was no explanation offered, there were no reasons offered. Just this simple short email.
And yes, I felt Ghosted.
So today, to read Rodrigo’s story, “Have You Been Ghosted?” somehow struck a hypocritical chord. Perhaps I am being too sensitive, and then again, perhaps I am seeing the truth of hypocrisy. Readers can judge for themselves.