Okay, ‘Sucks’ might be a bit harsh, it’s simply mediocre.
Isn’t that what you are saying? I thought you might be going to say that writers aren’t writing on the topics people care about. Which Valerie Kittell commented that the audience on Medium may be dominated by other writers, which would affect which articles are popular.
I would have preferred if you wrote the article, I Discovered Why Nobody Was Reading My Content and then went on to tell us how you worked on your craft and then saw better results. We, the readers, could figure out whether what you were saying applied to us.