Very realistic and optimistic look at writing on Medium. Time and patience are key. Took me about a year to find my tribe here. I’ve had a few pieces receive well over a 1,000 claps but I am here for the community more than the claps. I also discovered that many people who read and comment don’t clap. Who knows why? And, in the fall there were problems with claps from phones not registering. Therefore, I find the other statistics to be more telling about your readership.

Nice to have you here, Greg. I am enjoying your work very much.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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