I agree with your five quick tips for better writing, and appreciate the fact that you’re trying to help other writers, but there is one question no one has answered.
How were your old stories not “up to snuff?”
Aside from formatting, pictures, and Grammarly, can you point to one of your old stories that wasn’t good and give the reasons why?
Also, could you point to something you wrote that really excited you, that you felt was great, as opposed to that ambiguous term “quality”?
When I hear the use of that term, it reminds me of a football color commentator say “now that’s a quarterback,” or “he’s having a game.”
I’ve read all the top earning writers on Medium and have found the vast majority of their articles to be professional by following your tips, but as bland and repetitive (and sometimes misinformed) as last week’s oatmeal.
As a matter of fact, I’ve run some of the stories of the top writers through Grammarly, and they were all rated “bland” to “a bit bland” by that software.
I’m asking you out of genuine curiosity, as I’ve been on a similar writing journey, trying to figure out how to become a better writer, instead of blaming a capricious algorithm.