It is a shame that you don’t supply writers with free membership (or pay them enough to afford it). I will definitely be eliminating my membership in 2022 — as well as the priority of writing for you.
I had great hope for the Medium system, but promotion priority is given to sensational stories. If I have to see o “How I made (fill in the blank) $ on Medium Last Month” one more time…
It’s wonderful to get praise from your friends and colleagues on the importance of your well-written stories, but I’m not going to pay you for that privilege.