Last month, Medium laid off 50 employees, citing problems with ad-driven economics: http://nypost.com/2017/01/04/medium-ceo-announces-layoffs-lashes-out-at-broken-system/.
I've read several articles on Medium, but as a blogging platform it holds no appeal for me whatsoever. I assume it holds appeal as a hosting platform, since there are a bunch of popular websites like The Ringer and The Awl that are published on Medium. But when I go to the Medium homepage and browse around, I don't get a feel for what its "purpose" is supposed to be.
It's just a whole bunch of think pieces. Think pieces about politics and technology. Is there a spot on Medium for someone like me, who isn't involved in politics and technology?