Hey Melinda, I apologise if I came across that way. Don’t get me wrong, I wrote this story with the intention to (as positively as possible) critique Medium on what I think they can do better.
My gripe is more with the current algorithm than anything. I don’t think that they promote bad writers per se (not that you’re one- I went through some of your stories, and you’re great!), but promoting everyone willy nilly, in my opinion, defeats the purpose of curation in the first place.
One of my favourite things about Medium, aside from the freedom, is the positive community of readers and writers. It is not my intention to put anybody down. I very rarely write negative nelly articles like this, but I felt like something had to be said- and so I said it. I agree that I could have been more tactful (one of my great skills in life is putting my foot in my mouth) and I will keep your points in mind.
Thank you for your constructive criticism, Melinda 🙏