I’ve been thinking about writing a similar piece. My earnings were surprisingly good the first full month and have dropped by half each month after. I was busy with other work last month but, still, I’m writing as much or more for members and getting fewer claps although equivalent responses. The big difference was no support from Medium last month for the first time in several months. That’s just the breaks in a competitive game but, I’ll admit, the term “bait and switch” has come to mind. Is the pot from membership shrinking? As I was an early member in the program I expected growth and increasing competition but this is troubling. Success should raise all boats.
So now I’m exploring the crypto currency alternatives. But I really like Medium and the quality of what we have. So, since this is not my living and I don’t have time to write everyday, I should probably be quiet and be glad to cover my Starbucks bill now.