If readers don't take away anything else from this terrific piece, I hope they pay attention to this:
"Tons of writers on Medium aren’t there to serve an audience. They’re focused more on expressing themselves, as if they were writing in a journal, rather than sharing something valuable with readers."
Of course you can be on the platform for months before you figure out what this actually means.
Thanks for writing one of the few truly useful articles about how to succeed on Medium. I plan to share this one with all of my editing clients.