You make an interesting point and I suspect it's better in the long run to stick with putting our authentic selves on the page. When I've written "Mediumy" style articles, it has been a crapshoot whether or not they do well. I'm still experimenting with my writing self, so how I write will always evolve. Anyway, your comment here and Hogan's comments in the article I refer back to make me want to just write 500 words/day and throw them at the platform to see what sticks. There are 2 reasons I haven't done this lately: I'm feeling really tired (depressed?) and I don't like being inundated by crap writing, so I don't want to put it out there. Maybe I could write 500 words/day that aren't crap consistently, but I have my doubts. Anyway...

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