Medium Is A Ponzi Scheme In An Echo Chamber

This morning I got my Medium earnings report for the month of October, a month in which I increased my reads by about one thousand percent and spent forty hours researching and writing articles that I thought might be more popular based on past stats. Despite this I earned less than three dollars. About a third of the maximum I have earned in any given month since I started writing here. Somehow I worked harder, improved my readership and earned even less. On top of that, most of my reads came from my own promotional work elsewhere in social media. I was drawing new readers to…