Publishing has never been easier.
Neither has connecting with other people.
The internet, fundamentally, is a publishing and connecting machine.
Not an entertainment machine, a surveillance machine, a dating machine, or any of that other stuff.
The radical promise of the Internet is this: If you interact with it as a connecting and publishing machine, you will have massive success.
The problem is, too many people are distracted by the second order stuff (the entertainment, surveillance, dating, and on and on) and are less focused on engaging with the first order promise.
Such engagement rarely produces explosive wealth, explosive fame, or explosive influence. It more than likely will produce none of these things.
Which is why, when anyone can publish and connect, many still rarely do.