Hey, thanks for responding.
I do indeed want to connect with people and I will, like I said I decided I like Medium. But yes, I think you analyzed it pretty accurately. I got kind of distracted. Because I don’t see the point of these bot thing. As far as I can see following doesn’t do anything but give one notification and for the rest it only influences the homepage of the person following…the questions weren’t rhetorical. It feels like I’m missing something. And not understanding guarantees something taking up mental space in my mind.
You’re right though, focusing on followers isn’t going to make Medium any better.