Medium used to have a curation system that would select stories and distribute them widely to more readers. This ups writers chances of getting their pieces read by a larger audience than just the people that follow them.

Having your own publication for your pieces is only really valuable if you want to build a brand, focus on your niche, and grow your audience yourself. It doesn't factor into curation.

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