promis…m old socmed (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc) as well as my email database then my stuff gets read but the promise of broadening my reader and writer base hasn't materialised. In fact it feels like it’s deteriorated.
This. I find a bunch of ghost accounts in personal followings. Publication followers seem more solid, but still, there was more opportunity for discovery before membership. I still do my discovery the old way too, going to writers I follow, delving into comments, but that path used to be wider. Now I enter through a tab on my homepage instead of the whole feed. I never even bother with the ‘Medium thinks you might like’ sections save to occasionally confirm that they pick nothing that interests me.