Maybe it’s not about claps & followers
Do you make money on Medium? If so, that’s most excellent.
I don’t make money here. No worries! Money is not why I post.
One of my posts that received few claps or reads — and there are plenty of contenders! — was the post that lead to a fun conversation, and from that conversation to a lot of fun people developing great technology.
Many thanks to Beno Chapman for suggesting I create a Medium account. Hey, it worked! Multiple times, really, but that one time in particular.
Seeking to please is a perilous trap
— Epictetus, as recorded by his student Arrian of Nicomedia, as interpreted by Sharon Lebell using English translations by…