I have 34,000+ followers. I’ve been here since mid-2013, before followers even existed.
Medium has always supported my stuff, occasionally tweeting links and posting articles of mine on Facebook.
By and by though, even with 34,000 followers, views kind of fluctuate. Depends on the writing and the topic, I’d say. People here tend to latch on to certain subjects: tech, self-help, businessy things.
Outside of that, I think you’re kind of spinning your wheels. Best to just ignore the numbers because they will never make any sense.