While I cannot provide concrete proof (as Medium's algorthm is proprietary), it would appear that frequent posting (more than once per day) is likely key to developing an audience, but is not necessary once you have 5K+ actively engaged followers, a wel…
I’m earning that much, so I’ll just chime in.
I don’t post that frequently (I’m guessing 3x/week?) and my following isn’t at 5K yet (about to hit 3K), but I’m earning well. A lot of my success has been about getting published in Human Parts/Gen/Heated. When you get big hits like that, you don’t need to worry about quantity.
Also, my biggest piece right now, with the new earnings model, is one I wrote in February that’s not even in a publication, but it was quadruple-curated and gets a ton of Google hits. If you’re interested, here’s my newsletter from this week, where I discuss that piece.