2 Illumination. The writers’ community founded by Dr Mehmet Yildiz is an active bunch of people who are honestly interested in each other’s stories. They interact with me, they comment on my stories, they clap (sometimes 50 times, which boosts my confidence big time) and they write their own stories upon my writing prompt ‘Stories of Hope’.
This is an excellent feedback Desiree Driesenaar.
You made fantastic points related to importance of increasing followers.
I also agree with your points on curation; it is not essential as there are other effective ways to increase readability and visibility on Medium.