In April I was reliably receiving a $100 bonus for at least one story each week. In early May this stopped completely and I’ve seen nothing since. To be frank, some of my work in March and April that received a bonus, while ok, did not rise to the quality of some of my more recent articles. Indeed, lengthy articles which took a great deal of effort in the form of research and travel didn’t get noticed at all, while a month or two before shorter pieces written relatively quickly got a bonus. I understand this is a competitive environment and getting noticed is difficult under the best of circumstances. However, the opaqueness of Medium’s process and apparent suddenness of changes to that process isn’t helpful.