The questions baffle me a little. Poetry is not my thing, so I read a few that look interesting and move on. There are enough topics in illumination that I can usually find something else to dig into.
Questions #3 really got me. Every writer with 10K followers started with 0 followers. Number of followers doesn’t mean quality. There are plenty of highly followed authors on Medium who turn out thin, repetitive content. I don’t begrudge them their readers and their success, to each their own, but I’m just not going to start writing lurid headlines for clicks.