I’m a huge sucker for the “Get ‘x’ reads by doing ‘y’!” posts. I read ever single one of them I can, even though they rarely help me at all.
Being good, then getting lucky is not a strategy.
Simply being a good writer is not enough to succeed on Medium, it seems. Most of the posts that promise ways to succeed hinge on being included in Top Stories or a major publication, then they bloat the rest oif the article with the peripheral stuff like sharing to Twitter/Facebook and having a compelling title.
Great article, and great ideas!