Low Effort, High Reward
I had to laugh when I saw the image above in my inbox this morning. This comment has earned me nearly 3,000 views and 589 claps (ugh) from 111 different people.
You could add up all of the recommends/likes/claps for every other thing I’ve written on Medium and this comment’s stats would probably dwarf their combined totals. It shouldn’t surprise me that the things I spent hours working on will never see more than a handful of readers, while one silly, off-the-cuff remark gets all the love.
I should probably retire from Medium now, since this might be the high-water mark for reader engagement. :)
Just for the record, I’m not complaining, just making a general observation. I’m happy anytime somebody enjoys something I wrote.