Yep. I am doing ALL the things. I have been writing about 30–40% articles. My writing articles do well. Personal essays not so much. Of my top 15 performers (by fans) there are 5 writing articles and the rest are poems — so I guess that’s what people want from me — OK. Will do!
Reading your article does give me hope. I am dealing with disability/chronic pain so if this Medium thing gives me income, while I am at home nursing one physical thing after another — then it is a HUGE blessing. So if I can get to a few hundred a week, it will change everything for us.
I have faith in my writing — I just know it may take me longer to grow. I will keep at it and finish my novel.
Great job on your success!!