Jack, I have been toying with the idea of a writer since I came to Medium. Everybody seems to be a writer here!
I write because I want to learn how to write online. Writing online and literary writing are two very different things. Fast food for thought cannot be considered writing that adds much value.
Yes, some articles here are inspirational. And maybe online writing will get its more well deserved place overtime
that doesn’t mean that you are a writer no matter how compulsively you have to write.