THIS! So much this. The Medium ecosystem seems to be setup in a way so that if you aren’t bringing an existing audience with you that your posts will be practically invisible. I’m sure it’s possible to overcome without a pre-existing audience, but doesn’t seem that was their goal when designing visibility mechanisms.
I really wish there was a collection devoted to a real time newsfeed that showed all posts as they were made. I want this because it would help me more easily discover people who share my interests. I believe it would also help make the network ‘feel’ more dynamic and full of new content each time I check.