Thanks for sharing this, Jessica. Love the methodical approach to trying to isolate the most important factor in getting eyeballs on Medium.
I've been on the platform for about a month and lucky enough to be published in PGSG and curated twice in 'Work'. It's definitely given me a huge bump in views and reads, but I know I would need TONS more to make any kind of real money from my writing.
I'll be following your experiment with great interest.