There’s no mileage for young underground writers in following the current Herd. At best, they can get in at the back of it (see Noah Cicero), and anyway, the Herd is heading off a cliff. Their ideas and their art are made out of tissue paper.
Construct a Counter Herd traveling in the opposite direction. This is what the ULA did, but we didn’t push our movement, the radicalism of the movement, nearly far enough.
98% of all writers are followers. They’ll follow perceived strength. There are ways to construct the impression—and the fact—of unstoppable artistic strength backed by the force of new art and unbeatable ideas.