Medium is special in a way I don’t fully understand yet. It’s weird but stories after publishing don’t really disappear in the noise. On most sites, if your contribution hasn't been noticed in a couple of hours it never will be. Replaced by other things. People rarely go back. But here, stories will sit slowly picking up views, reads and recommends for weeks after being published. This is why I know Medium could, potentially, be a great community. People here care about more than what’s new. So don’t get too worked up over the stats. It will come.
And of course you are a writer.