Awesome, Vico, congratulations on getting your first 2K views!
I’d also come across that story, it was great!
Don’t let not being a native english speaker get in the way of your writing. I am not one either, though you can say english is my first language while reading and writing.
I am on a daily blogging challenge, and except for my posts that are in publications, I don’t usually get more than 10 views.
One thing that the daily blogging has taught me is to NOT over edit things. I used to let my articles sit for at least a week. Now they are being published – and liked – with just half a day of editing.
I know what you mean about going back to crickets. I was featured twice in Medium’s handpicked topics, but new readers rarely checked my other posts, and after 3–4 days of a traffic increase, my stats always come back to normal.
In fact, it’s been more than a week, and one of those posts is sitting at 975 views, still doing it’s slow crawl towards my first ever 1K views!
All in all, it's more like a temporary boost, and a permanent increase in your confidence, and if you ask me, that’s something worth aiming for!