That’s not good to hear. I’m fairly new here so still finding my feet. I had a professionally published piece in Feb 2017 then wrote zilch until a few weeks ago. I was surprised that the latest from the folks I follow didn’t automatically appear in my feed but thanks to your piece, I’ve realized it’s actually how it works.
For my part, I’m using Medium as a sandbox while I figure out how to get back on my feet.
At this stage, I’m happy if my words resonate with just the one person in a meaningful way. If they resonate with more than one then I’m absolutely ecstatic!
My main issue with the site is that it’s geared toward English only these days, unlike when it was launched.
It makes the world smaller and duller, and prevents writers who write in other languages from earning anything, which is a great pity.