Exactly spot on, jason! So far I have written 85 articles out of which 25 were curated. The views were also not that high but it feels good that they were chosen for further distribution.
I have made peace with the fact that what people want to read depends only on the people, no medium algorithm can change that. Also one important thing to understand is get readers who love your work. I have 617 followers as of now, But the truth is there are just around 10 people (who i got to know after joining medium) who would read everything that I have written.
My focus is now on growin these connections, and I plan to do that by finding people whose work i love. (hoping they would love mine as well) Just imagine if you can form a community of just a 100 interested folks who read everything from you and you do the same, and you write frequently, one can definetley start earning decent money from medium.
I don't know what made me write such a big response! But anyways it flowed out of my mind. Thanks for reading!