All good things must come to an end etc etc.
Maybe things will improve again? It’s interesting that I don’t seem to be the only one suffering. Maybe I need to become a famous writer outside of Medium and then come back and see if that helps?
Seems like success on here requires you to write for 4 types of audiences: the core readers, the algorithm, the editors, and yourself. They want different things, so you have to mix it up. Sometimes you can make all 4 happy, but not always. So far I’ve managed to do okay, while also still amusing myself. Hope that helps.
I blame Medium. I would say the “algorithm”, but the truth is, I don’t really know what an algorithm is.
The only people who read what I write nowadays are hardcore followers. My numbers are in the toilet. The people who clap for my stories are almost entirely restricted to a subset of people whom I follow.
Been on this kick for a while now myself. Glad to see someone put it into such beautiful words.
“The Future Is Unwritten” is tattooed on my arm. We can change the future.
~sent from a hotel room in Germany where I’m touring solo, acoustic guitar can still be punk!
It seems that more then any other cultural medium, Rock music has always been able to speak to the political zeitgeist of the times. The Clash came along at exactly the right moment to capture the economic decline of Great Britain, its problems with race and the rise of Thatcher.