First of all I wonder if what the a=hole said was true.
Second, it don’t last. Most erect peckers parading around wilt after a while. And while a few folks will continue to follow them, it gets old watching a Peckerhead jerk himself off in public so many times.
And, given that so many superbly talented Medium writers also write for The New Yorker (and kindly, fuckwit doesn’t) or The Atlantic (and fuckwit doesn’t) and and and…well, I could go on. A writer forever in love with his own words more than that of any other writer after a while is just…..deadly boring.
It simply goes to show that there are robber barons at any age, any sex, any generation. The Medium (if you’ll forgive the pun) simply changes.
Besides, “wildly successful” is relative. If I make a grand a month, that’s beyond my wildest dreams. But when I make a new friend a month, kindly, that’s all the gems of Araby.