Ré, think about this … there are people like John Pavlovitz with 94,000 Twitter followers who’s only come near Medium long enough to claim his name. His main modes of communication are his blog and Twitter. Boom, that’s it! And things are working out just fine for him.
So people are making a go of it without the Big M, and I’m sure it takes a litle more effort. But the good thing is he gets to call his own shots and has no twitchy algorithm to contend with. Ever.
I mean the way things are I get the majority of my stories from here on Twitter when other people post them. Having to wade through crap I’m not interested in is a “luxury” I can’t afford.