You are right. This was the most spot on assessment. A great marketing strategy. Plus it keeps us all on the hamster wheel. Someone should count up how many articles have been written about the 500$ bonus! I do not however agree with your assessment of why you may have been included. Because there seems to be no criteria we can discern. I wrote 3 stories in April. I have only a few followers. I am not super ‘relational’ because I have a day job. But I was happy to see the 500 bucks.