The popularity of content sharing sites brings us to an interesting situation, for it is not the best writers that will be read; it is those that hack the algorithm of audience interest. Who uses medium? What do they want? Work this out and you too can earn more social currency cookies than your ego can handle.
My point is: WHO CARES???!!!
Writing is not a competitive sport. Metrics are pointless. The act of creating and sharing are what matters, for the quality of writing on this platform we would also well to remember this.