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.

I’d typically get a bump in views from that sort of thing but on the whole I’d say a recommend from someone with a significant following like Ev Williams or Medium Staff would take it even further.

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.

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