First of all, hooray for your husband's happy news! Not that it's a choice, but that's a much better bonus. I also didn't get the bonus, but I just assumed it went to the highest earners, which I already knew I wasn't. I stand with you, at the end of the day, I write the way I write, and I won't contort to try and crack the mysteries of Medium. I see which articles are trending on any given day, and they fall outside my interests and expertise.