Relationships Move Articles on Medium
Has the quality of my writing diminished dramatically? Like such that everyone stopped reading them? And if they did read them, they stopped endorsing them at the rate they did six months ago? My stats suggest I have suffered a tragic head injury or a stroke.
Instead, according to some of my old friends on Medium, they haven’t seen my pieces on their feed. My hands are tied by a promise to a family member in terms of being able to specifically announce a name change. Apparently, unless I comment on their pieces, they won’t even see me.
But even still, the few people who do find the pieces I have written in the interim endorse them at a rate lower than in the past. I guess it pays to have friends. Granted, Medium made several changes to its platform while I was away briefly for health reasons, and this could explain things, too.
Just an observation. Your relationships on Medium most definitely matter.