Yes, Medium paid me a $500 bonus; I wish they had given every writer something.
Money is not the only reason I write. Money is one of the reasons I keep writing. If you read my stuff, you know I don’t have a niche. I write anything that strikes my fancy because I love? need? to write. Sex, pets, my spouse, my family, politics, life, success, and defeats are all fair game. I get excited when I’m working on a new idea because I am a storyteller. But money pays the bills.