You ask useful questions Doody Richards. I agree with your points and concerns. Even with 4K followers I am struggling to reach out to a broader audience on Medium. Therefore, I focus on improving the features of our publications to amplify the content of our writers. Some criticize me promoting our new writers but it is an essential task. So I focus on what I believe based on my experience. If we don't promote new writers, how can they find new readers? Using the power of publications in these uncertain times are even more compelling.