Thanks for the interesting thoughts on writing for Medium. Actually I have great difficulty deciding whether I am writing on Medium, for Medium, or with Medium. It is a new experience so it is all of those things and by that part of the great transition we are all experiencing.
I’ve had a very good two years here watching it change and it has changed. There were some worrisome spots but it seems to have turned yet another corner and is accelerating in a good direction. I’m sure Ev Williams is going to throw us another curve pretty soon but we’ll see what happens.
As a top writer in Future and Diversity, Economics, and some others I’ve found that doesn’t really mean much. It’s nice to see but I can’t identify any real beneficial result from that. It’s much more important to me that I have a range of folks who read what I write and clap but, more importantly, find it causes them to have something to say. Other than an occasional troll and a few who disagree with my main points, which is good, I’m surprised that most people seem to find what I write interesting and useful. That is almost worth more than money. But let’s not be ridiculous here . . .