Finally, an honest article on this subject. It’s true nobody wants to face the hard truth that they’re writing is likely mediocre at best, which is the reason no one is engaging with their articles (myself included). You can’t expect instant success and rely solely on marketing. People who try to find hacks everywhere in life drive me nuts. You need to put in the time and grow your skills as writer, which on Medium can only be done after publishing many shitty articles.
Learn to embrace the process and love the craft! If you don’t, then you’ll never get anywhere and should consider a different vocation.
Thanks for the article, Adrian.