Very helpful, Ian. I’m a veteran, published writer/author but a total newbie on Medium and struggling to figure it all out. Your article clarified my understandings and is giving me great insights. I hear you: Patience! I published my first article here last week and YOU were the first to comment and follow. Your response made me feel welcomed and excited to be part of Medium. And, of course, I’m now one of your fans! Thank you.