In response to my earlier comment below, Lon Shapiro replied with a crash course on making writers have top posts on Medium.medium.com
I write for many reasons, mainly to release the demons inside my head. Writers are overthinkers and overthinkers have fucked up minds so they write it out. The 3-faced demon of existential dread wakes me up every morning, continues to haunt me throughout the day and at night, it overpowers my thoughts. Frustrations and inner struggles fuel my pen, rather my keyboard. We write on Medium because Medium is like twitter, but with more substance and it is not limited to 140 characters.