Nope, no assumptions. First off, I’m not a rock star here. lol. I could name you a few, but they’re easy enough to find. They LIVE on the top stories page. I’ve never been on that page. Probably never will. I write about the wrong topics to live there.
Take 2 scenarios…
- A writer sets up a self-hosted WP and publishes their FIRST post.
- A writer writes their FIRST post on Medium and finds a good sized publication to submit it to.
Which gets more views?
P.S. Your screencap agrees with me. Look at the FIRST post. Crickets.