Oh Michael, thank you for being objective. I guess the kind words goes both ways.
I have not really sat down to put my thoughts together on this. Maybe I will do soon and publish it on this publication. While I am still learning and experimenting, there are certain things I have found out. Genre matters. Looking for the right genre that suit your style here on Medium. It may take a while, but you need to find articles that are close to your writing style. Then, try to find out the reader value in those articles. When you do, make that your focus. And also follow a number of people that clap for articles like that.
I will definitely write on this soon, but I hope this simple tip helped.