Clay Rivers, when I go through my referrals and see a story I sweated over has more hits from Twitter and Facebook than from Medium distribution, I have to wonder.

So far, over all, I still tend to get more readers from Medium than with my own promotion, but it’s a close call sometimes.

With all the algorithm changes lately, it feels like “my friends” at Medium are telling me not to let the door hit me on the way out.

If things continue the way they’re going, it won’t be too long before I have to start doing the math again and wondering why I use Medium to host my writing.

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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