Hey Tom, I couldn’t help but read your article, because that’s exactly what I did last month.
I may not have 1k followers, but most of my stories got published by The Startup, then The Ascent. I also became top writer in 6 different categories in less than 30 days.
Everything you say in this article works. I seriously don’t think I’m any better than others and I’ve reached those achievements in the timeframe you mention.