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13 595 views! That’s almost three times my 5,000 average! That I struggle to achieve!

Lucky you!

Your poems are fabulous too; I well understand why your writing is popular.

I like comments and highlights too; it’s one of the huge advantages of Medium.

Sometimes my finger moves to highlight even when I’m reading from another site.

I hardly read anywhere else anymore. Why should I? I can’t respond. Most of my successful stories grew from responses.

I love that about Medium and the articles I read here. I am so tired of smug, talentless, narcissistic journalists spouting platitudes and cliches and going unchallenged.

Luckily, those days are over.