I went on a self-help binge once; (this was before I joined Medium), and a little goes a long way. There are other literary platforms on the internet that aren't colored by the pay for play attributes that Medium is. Generally speaking, I find the content on those platforms of a higher quality. There are some talented writers on Medium, but, I seldom see their stories gracing the home page. For me, personally, I have now taken the stance of using Medium as a platform where I might improve my own writing skills. Five dollars a month tuition isn't too bad, and once in awhile it is discounted a few cents through the MPP.