“ Writing on Medium isn’t just a hobby of creativity, it’s actually a personal branding boot camp. Don’t imagine it’s all about the quality of your writing. Doing these other things at the beginning..” Here’s the problem I have with this, great article NP. BUT, what I am seeing is a move towards what we can Lipstick Bait articles that gain a tonne of attention, and then, the name garners thousands and thousand of claps, for no reason, a lot of the articles I could write in my sleep.
This is the exact opposite of what I want to do. I earned Top Writer position due to the quality of my work, very hard work. I totally agree on capitalizing on gains and branding, as Medium has truly opened doors for me, but if I ever become ‘a name’ that someone follows and I get to 30K despite the quality of the article, nor my interest in it, nor the quality of writing, that is when I leave.
Just my two cents.