Reflecting on it a little further, I think there must be a lot more readers than writers.
If I’m not mistaken, everyone who creates a medium account is automatically a follower of MediumStaff. And if you look at the number of followers of that account, you’ll see that it currently has 41,000,000 followers. Now, most of these are probably not subscribers or even active. But let’s say that 2.5% of these 41M are subscribers. That would be, let’s see…
2.5% of 41,000,000 = 1,025,000 subscribers.
That’s a million people. I can’t imagine that 1,000,000 people are regularly writing on Medium. So there are probably a lot more readers than writers. I can just assume that we little fish don’t get exposed to most of them since most readers are probably just following the big shots.
Although maybe the number of subscribers is much less than 2.5%. Then, of course, there would be much less money for us writers to go around.
Aaaargh! I’d love to know the actual numbers.