First off, before I write a wall of text: Hi Elizabeth Tobey!
Elizabeth. I agree w Pete’s observations. When I have published on medium I get almost no readership. It all comes from posting on Facebook or Twitter. So medium for me is really only a way to publish.
A related issue is that my feed has become clogged with “professional” pieces my celebrities from Obama on down. The best part of medium used to be discovering personal essays by random people, like Pere. Now that’s almost never pushed to me. My assumption is your algorithm is overemphasizing readership and popularity and equating that with quality. I already read enough about Elon Musk and other famous people, I loved Medium more a couple years ago when I discovered new voices.
**Published by Mar 9, 2016**