Well, here’s a quick example. You write:

There were also a decent amount of views from Reddit and email, IM, and direct. Email, IM, and direct is a valuable metric, in this case. Since I hardly shared the article (other than using Signal on auto tweet on Twitter), this means that this article was shared by hundreds if not thousands of people to build momentum.

Besides being baffled by the phrase, “Signal on auto tweet on Twitter,” I don’t know how you know the article was shared by hundreds or thousands of people.

I’m still stuck on wanting to know what Medium is telling me when they say I had reads from Email, IM, and direct. I’d like to know. I’m curious, and that’s one of the reasons I clicked to read your article. But you didn’t explain. You threw in a bit of jargon about signaling an autoweet (Which, head-scratch time), and then you leapt directly to a conclusion without explaining what you based the conclusion on. What does it means to say a read comes from email, IM, or direct? That’s what I’m interested in knowing. How can I leverage that?

I could cite other examples, but in general I find this article as dense and unhelpful as the one about SEO that I commented on some time ago. It seems like you’re writing for people who are already experts. And while that may be fine, I wonder if you couldn’t attempt also to try writing for people who aren’t card-carrying members of the tech high priesthood.

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