I liked your insightful summary because it is a more attainable goal than some I have read.
I still really love writing on Medium for the sake of writing on Medium. One clap makes me pretty ecstatic because my goal is to always connect with at least one person.
I am glad you were able to achieve your goal so quickly and it made me realize that I have not assigned any such goals to my writing yet. I plan to spend the next few days figuring out what I hope to create from this Medium platform.
I love working towards a goal, so I will definitely be following in your footsteps.