Yes, as a professional writer of near 40 years, it does get disconcerting at times to see massive claps for poorly written drivel.
Fortunately, there are a lot of writers here who are serious about the craft.
I’m sometimes surprised that everyone seems to cite Stephen King’s book On Writing when there are so many other great ones from the past. So many writers live within the confines of a narrow period of literary history (if blogging and self-published eBooks can be called literary)….
Anyways, nice little breakdown here of the underbelly of Medium.