Medium is an interesting site. They are changing the meaning of a few things. Following someone helps them set up the articles they recommend to you. It doesn’t create a flood like FB or twitter. Also medium is long form. Even replies are meant to be like mini article. What I did here in this private reply was highlight a sentence and then click the bubble icon to send you a private message. Thanks for commenting BTW. I appreciate thoughts in long form as well. :) Please do write. Maybe this is a marketplace for you.