I can’t add anything to what Selma said. Breaking the glass ceiling is a mystery to me. As far as your writing, you write as well as any of the medium rock stars that I have read. Why some people gain a following and others don’t is beyond me.

You are not alone. I question whether I am the quality writer to break out gain a large following. I focus primarily on poetry and fiction. My readership growth is slow and tedious. I struggle with self-confidence over my abilities. My impression is that Medium primarily focuses on essays. But, I might be kidding myself. I have a few loyal readers who I believe genuinely enjoy my work. First, I write for me; Then for them.

Put your family first. Dial back if necessary. You may be overextending yourself.

Enjoy, the craft. You do it well.

Writer, philosopher, humorist, observer of life, an all-around lovable guy.

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