I so hear you and I’m caring less about curation now. You are right that life on Medium opens up when you stop scrutinizing statistics and curation.
This month has been very eye-opening for me as a writer on Medium. It seems focusing more on my outside presence away from Medium has enabled me to be more successful both on Medium and off-Medium. I’m learning as I go.
I didn’t realize that even rock star writers on Medium such as you, Tim, and Nik also didn’t get curated. This makes scrutinizing curation all the more absurd.
Thanks for the support!