This is excellent advice elizabeth tobey, not just for Medium, but much of it works everywhere, including real life, where possible. After all, at a party or other social event, what’s worse that someone talking about nothing but themselves?
I’m not sure how many people search on or use tags for discovery. I use them for arranging the publication home page into different areas.
I have had a few really excellent, stimulating conversations on Medium and find it better than most everything that came before, such as Quora. There’s something about the voices, and the engagement. I’ve seen a lot of important topics treated here by people who experience them in the first person. This is far superior than reading media, regardless of how good the reporting is. Thanks to all who do this.