This about the 100th story I’ve read on the same topic. Still, your advice is as redone and common as it is practical and sound except you may get followers by following but that doesn’t mean they’ll read. Also writing most likely should be at least 4 minutes to really earn curation and bring in the bucks unless you go viral(100, 000 reads). Oh, and publishing yourself can go really well but you have to get out there and promote your story on the socials. My 2 cents are at least worth a wooden nickel.