Finally, somebody said it
Medium wants to make its paying members happy.
To be more specific, it's readers.
Okay, that’s fine although a lot of writers feel offended by this.
“Why doesn’t Medium care more about their (paying) writers?”
I was happy when Tony FINALLY was a bit more specific in the comments section and shared in regard to distribution:
"The page views and the money that comes with it are driven by a need to serve our subscribers value that they think is worth paying for."
Everyone can write on this platform and build a following, BUT our stories aren’t open for distribution.
There’s a gatekeeper.
Medium’s AI and human curators.
But there’s less curation and the quality bar is getting higher.
So with Medium’s updates in distribution, your following is more important than ever!