Excuse my ignorance, I’m pretty new to Medium.

When you’re talking about success, do you also mean financial success?

I’m just wondering because my understanding is that you do need thousands of readers if you want to make more than only a few pennies with your writing. After all, read time is what determines your income, right?

So I’m all for getting to know other writers, interacting in common communities, and building relationships. But at the end, you still need the numbers to make money. The couple of dozen friends you make can’t bump up your earnings by much, even if they like you so much that they read all your articles.

Or am I missing something?

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