I understand your point Michael but for the majority of people, their own website is not the answer to that proposed problem. For starters, I don’t believe Medium will be closing up shop anytime soon. While Medium is around, most smaller scale writers efforts would be wasted on their own site. Waste may be a bad word to use but under indulged shall we say?
And the syndication thing was news to me so thanks for that. As I stated to someone above, when I got here it was made clear original content gets first priority, which I’m sure it still does.
I’m not stating having your own website is a bad idea for everyone either. It’s just one most writers here will not have success with. I received over 1,500 views yesterday without doing any marketing other than the occasional social media share. That never would have happened on my own site, even if I did have a marketing budget which I and many others do not. Thanks for reading and I appreciate your feedback.