I cleared it with Deb first. (We run all major expenditures by each other. “Major” can be as low as $20, especially if we feel like we’re splurging on ourselves and need our partners permission to spend our mutual money.)
ME: This is for a friend of Brian’s. (seeing a lack of recognition) Brian Ford? (no help) He’s on Medium as BFoundAPen —
DEB: Oh! That’s Brian from Facebook? For his friend Dominique? His stuff shows up in my Medium feed all the time! Well, yes, honey, of course we can kick in! I don’t get to read his stuff because I’m not a real Medium member, but the titles and stuff look good.
I should mention that Deb reads my Facebook feed more than I do, but refuses to get her own account because she’d waste too much time on it.