Hollie, Thank you for this excellent article! One of your best yet! I especially like your emphasis on developing community on Medium:

If you put forth the effort to connect with others, you will find a home and a more profound sense of purpose in your writing.

The support we extent to others often comes back ten-fold. I feel like I have come to know so many wonderful people here (from all over the world!). I look forward to being here, whether I'm reading others' writing and/or writing myself. Best wishes always, Amy

P.S. Hollie, Thank you for kindly mentioning me as part of your writers community.