You fail to give yourself enough credit, Jennifer Smith. You write good stuff that people like to read; you engage in intelligent discourse with other writers; you contribute to the style and ideas floating around the Internet.
Will you be making room for a Pulitzer on your shelf? No. (Will anybody on Medium? I mean, really?) I don’t care. I like your stuff.
Now go finish your Shanghai adventures so I can binge read it some weekend when I should be out in the garden!