I could drop tons of names here on Medium that do this, but shall refrain.
Benjamin Sledge

15 Ways to Gain Followers on Medium Through Responses

  1. Respond to stories that will be mildly successful and hope that people see you there.
  2. Write something witty that merits a response from the original author, thus proving how awesome you really are.
  3. Include a captivating picture (nice job) so that when your response shows up on other people’s feeds, they click thinking it’s something new.
  4. Put a catchy title so, well, read number 3 again.
  5. Use tags that don’t have anything to do with your response or the original story to expand the “reach” of your response.
  6. Always tag Ev Williams.