…hat I’m not going to publish any more articles where I purport to be any kind of expert in writing. I know they draw readers and I could certainly use the exposure, but I feel I have not earned my stripes as a writer. I have no business giving advice to other writers.
Your degrees would seem to indicate otherwise. Your writing is far better than many on Medium. I think you simply got caught up in the Medium frenzy of writing about writing. Stick with your original plan and develop the followers that are truly interested in what you have to say. Oh, and NEVER write click bait headlines on Medium.