Nicole, good summary of Medium and considerations people need to make, and determine goals and objectives for themselves. I write my poetry and essays because I enjoy writing them and it gives meaning to my life. I also write them in the hopes it can help others receive some peace and enjoyment from them. I was writing before I had an audience…Medium or my website. Medium has blessed me with a diverse array of online friends some of who I feel I have gotten to know fairly well. Of course the best friends from Medium are Brave, Bold and Nicole!