I didn't know those statistics.
And you are of course right, if you are using your blog as a creative outlet to share your ideas and don't expect anything in return, c’est la vie!
Medium is only one avenue to get your voice out there — whether for monetary gain or perhaps personal voice. There are other ways to use your blogging to grow an audience, build a following and create a financial gain. I have a very modest and small following on Medium but have been able to leverage other avenues to help supplement my income.
All in all — it's possible for sure. It takes time and work, however. A lot of work….
Thanks for the input though Annie! I'm definitely going to see what you've been working on!