“No elves, no cookies,” Ev Williams.
You like relational as a business model?
So do we, as writers. We crave a relationship between ourselves as the worker bees and Medium as the platform that is our boss. We want to interact with you. We want to be better employees.
We want to prioritize Medium over Newsbreak, Vocal, and other paid platform opportunities, because in all honesty, Ev, Medium is the coolest.