This is an amazing article Shannon. And trust me, this statement you have quoted here is exactly my views on this article - why aren't more people reading this? You know when I read that article you have mentioned, I was thinking to myself - Shannon should have a befitting reply to this. And guess what? Today morning the first thing I see, is your article. You don't fail your readers expectations. And what an article. Slow claps. Every word you have written here is deeply motivational. You write with such finesse and style - man, I would love to take a writing lesson from you. Your honesty is awe-inspiring. Loved your third point - quality isn't everything. What a beautiful perspective. Quality is what resonates the most with the reader. Thank you for this piece. This is what makes Medium an amazing platform - because of Indie writers like you.