How do you manage the incentive change from pleasing readers to pleasing editors?
Since the move to, “full editorial,” I’ve noticed a sharp decline in traffic for my essays. First thing that comes to mind: who is the editor that I need to persuade?
Also, I notice the front page is 100% featured stories, which of course makes sense for the business model. I signed up to the program specifically so I don’t lose out on the chance of being featured (the money isn’t why I do it).
It reminds me a little of the challenges Quora had with incentives. That’s actually how I arrived on Medium in the first place.