I never saw Medium as a place for neophyte writers to gather a following by latching on to topics that developers search for. There are enough blogs out there, and Medium rose above that mess by focusing on long form, detailed subjects. That happened to include software engineering topics.
I saw Dev as a place where community is built. Not another blogging platform. If the community here is overrun by bloggers it will be less useful for me. I have enough of that mostly useless noise from other sources.
Obviously this is your gig, carry on in whatever way best fits your needs. I just don't feel Medium has to be viewed as Evil for Dev.to to be awesome. :)
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