Anna, I loved this piece. It captures almost exactly my view of Medium. It is the first place that ever paid me for writing, as well. It was also the first place where I met people who I felt really got it (whatever it is).
This reminds me that there are so many people I follow whose work I don’t read nearly enough of. You’re one of them. I apologize for that, and I will do my best to remedy it.
Oh, and thanks for your part (which is sizable) in making The Junction take off the way it has. Stephen M. Tomic and I owe you.