This is an excellent analysis of writing — for anywhere, period. Thanks. I always look for your posts.
As for me, I write for myself first and hope that others can learn from my articles. I don’t do it for the money. That’s a good measure of impact, though.
My most successful article, 1982 in an engineering magazine, sold more than 10,000 reprints (paper, no internet). My most successful one, financially, on Medium was a real surprise.
What I consider my most important article that could impact many lives, my first on how diabetes impacts everyone, even those that don’t have it, and my latest on DNA as a universal identifier, has not gained much traction.
Your Partner has Diabetes, YOUR Life just Changed
As important to know as CPR. You are not diabetic but know someone who is — your life may also change
Recording the DNA of Every Baby Immediately Upon Birth
How will society change? Dramatically!
I have no way to predict how my articles will do or if they will get curated.
Most important thing I have learned: write about what you want and not what others do.