I believe these freak spikes are due to commenting first on a popular story by a popular writer. Everyone reading the popular story sees your comment and your views spike. Because Medium insists on counting responses as stories (to make our stats look better?)
I also wish we could fix a typo on a story in the Medium mobile apps right from the story, without having to go back to our Stories list and scrolling through our stories and responses (responses should NOT be considered stories!) To get to the edit button.
I think the tag thing still works on a computer if you click on a tag.
Even with its quirks, Medium is still my favorite place online.