Reduce writer drama? If only. Wonderful insight. I've been hired by several reputable pubs that weren't the least bit interested in my words, only my social follower counts and how many of them I bring to the table. It's made me a bit jaded on that front. I too have quit worrying about curation, or, um, "distribution," but I still like to know which readers are connecting with the stories and that can only be found in the details.