I agree with you, Medium’s new earnings model doesn’t make sense at all. And the information in the link you shared about how they calculate earnings doesn’t make much sense either. One thing I can tell for sure though — I’m going to have to write a lot more about one specific niche, which is going to be difficult for me since I have a lot of interests — writing, health, entertainment etc, and also because I often respond a lot to writing prompts.
Congratulations on your earnings BTW. I haven’t even been able to reach $10 in month, and this month it’s looking like I won’t even make the $5 goal I set for myself so I can at least cover my $5 Medium Partner Program membership. Not that I can’t afford it, but that’s what I use as a measuring stick.
I’m trying hard to get out of “curation jail” as Shannon Ashley calls it, but having a hard time. Keep up the good work and if you have any suggestions, I’m always open to them.