I find it’s best to only follow those whose writing you really want to read. Then the stories that show up in your “New from your network” feed will be stories you might actually want to read.
There are people who follow me and read my stories that I don’t follow back. It’s not personal, it’s just that they mainly write about politics or self-help or other topics I am not interested in reading about on Medium. The opposite is true also.
Better to unfollow than scroll. LOL!