I am starting to pitch to the majors, but publish everything that doesn’t sell (which is everything, thus far) here on Medium.
Doing so has allowed me, over seven months, to build a significant following, snag several Editors’ Picks, and make it up near the top of the Top Stories list once.
This visibility, here on Medium, has recently resulted in a little attention from major media and agents. We’ll see if that amounts to anything.
The way I figure it, I can always write more. If there’s interest in a topic I’ve already covered in a story here, I’ll just write about it in another story. It’s not zero-sum. And I want those Medium-cruising agents to see my best work.