Hi Tom & Jerry! Medium is an excellent well of knowledge. Even if you don’t get a significant number of views, you’ll still learn about your interests.
I didn’t envision this article to solely serve the marketing purpose. I noticed that my stats would blow up after individual comments, and I’d get more followers and more attention to my work. The thing I loved the most is the community, and talking and meeting fellow writers.
And finally, I agree that all the marketing in the world won’t matter if your (or mine) writing is not up to a standard.