Medium is just a publication platform for me. I’ve searched for a viable alternative, but, there isn’t much out there. What keeps me hanging on to Medium are the stories by other writers that I follow on Medium. The ones that I find interesting usually aren’t very popular on Medium. As far as the MPP is concerned, personally, it doesn’t even cover my monthly membership fee, so I can’t regard it as a reason to post stories here. When I think of authors whose work I greatly admire, none of them had Medium to publish on. For the most part, what is popular on Medium, I don’t find interesting. Medium is filled with ‘pop writing’, and I have no desire to be the Katy Perry of Medium.