Really great article. I completely can empathize with some of your thoughts, especially regarding stats and how important they can feel.
I don’t have a huge following on Medium, and I don’t think I ever joined for that. I really appreciate the insight, constructive criticism and chances for collaboration Medium has provided me much more than the number of followers.
It can be hard to say how I will feel in the future, but I just really love to write and appreciate if ONE person takes the time to read it. Usually, it is a family member or good friend reading my work, so when a complete stranger engages with me online, I am more than happy.
I’m right here with you, let’s just keep on writing and see what happens.