“For example, I am one of the most-followed authors on Medium, with 158,000 followers. And yet Medium barely shows my articles to anyone anymore.
Here’s are Medium’s analytics for an article I wrote about freeCodeCamp’s efforts to help more blind people learn to code ….
Medium only showed the article to about 1,000 people total, despite nearly half of all people who viewed it reading the entire thing.
The reason: I didn’t put my article behind Medium’s paywall.
As of 2019, Medium won’t give you much “distribution” within their platform unless you’re willing to put your articles to be behind their paywall.
At the same time, if you do put your article behind their paywall, you’re limiting your readership to just the people who have the resources to pay.
This is at odds with the goals of the freeCodeCamp community. We want to make these learning resources as widely available as possible….”