You don’t realize it, but you’ve already started to interact on the site. Just look at your comments. At least one person, Jack Heimbigner, highlighted your comment and responded positively.
Medium is a social media writing platform, and there’s a reason I put social media before the word writing; this place is either about developing a community of friends, or plying your trade as a social media marketer.
The most popular (not talented, self-aware, compassionate, perceptive, insightful, or expert) writers on this site are either Tony Robbins or Gary Vaynerchuk wannabees. They get famous because they know how to play the social media game, not because they’re saying anything original or even particularly intelligent — when you have 20,000 followers, you only need 5% of them to clap 10 times and you’ve got a story with 2,000 claps, which puts it in the top 1% of Medium, which I explain in detail here:
I’ve solved Medium’s algorithms — get ready to become rich.
Are you ready to take the plunge?
It doesn’t matter if half the people think a throwaway idea like “the early bird catches the worm” is garbage. As long as you’ve got your 20,000 followers a small percentage of them will be thrilled with the wisdom you share.
So what do you do if you either can’t or don’t want to be a social media genius?
I’m writing an article to address the issue of feeling like you’re writing in a vacuum and I quoted you.
On quick suggestion about finding an audience: people might not appreciate a travel blog about your adventures in Paris when the world is on lockdown. unless you make it clear in the headline that the events took place in 2016.
I took the time to check out your profile because you showed interest in my writing. That’s the way it works for most of the people on this site.