By the time you finish the journey, you’ll be fine. If you want to find a group of like minded people to kid around with and write for, you can do it. If you’re looking for a big audience, you’ll have to learn to play the social media game, regardless of what you write.
BTW, I read the story about the kids at Costco. This was very nice:
At that moment the vending machine was being abused by a little horde of children who kept obsessively checking the nook where change gets returned with that sort of indifference to reality that occurs in people who keep opening the fridge again and again, expecting that somehow the next result may be different.
One last note: make sure to check out our collaborative book: https://medium.com/the-air-around-the-donuts-hole
You’ve got the style to mine for a quote for the book.
For me, this has been the best part of Medium — reaching out to a few people on a personal level, exchanging ideas, riffing off other people to create something completely different, and encouraging the shy writers to come out of their shells and let it fly.