You’re right. Since so many readers on Medium are also writers, it’s become this weird place where writing about writing and advice/self-help have done much better than actual journalism. I don’t know if I’m helping or hurting the problem by writing meta-articles the Medium culture itself. It’s more out of frustration than anything, because I think Medium is headed further and further from what it was intended to be.
If you hate all the “how to make money on Medium” articles, you might like this bit of satire I did.