No SEO or algorithm hacking, is this the new age of blogging?
I believe it is cyclical.
What's in trend will be outdated & the outdated one would be back in trend.
People will again start to realize the value of real experiences, thoughts & observations. These are the things that make a connection.
Lets apply the Warren Buffet philosophy here -
"Be greedy when others are fearful, be fearful when others are greedy."
It's our time to build for the future!
Interesting take, I am really glad that platforms like Medium & Substack exists to help new writers such as myself reach out to a wider audience.
That's how it is.
Most blogs seem to have become commercial platforms rather than communities of people who share the same ideals.
Substack and Medium are genuinely an outlet for honest discourse and provide a platform through which it can be monetized much more naturally than becoming obsessed with SEO strategies.