If you are new at Medium and have few or no followers…
Linda Caroll

A relevant, encouraging post for (I suspect) many of us. After 25 days and about 5 posts on Medium, I often look at my RVR stats (currently 200, 129, 23) and wonder what they mean; how they reflect on my posts… on me.

You are entirely right about reciprocity; while we all would enjoy seeing big numbers beside the green heart icon, we often neglect to fill others’ icons with green ourselves. I believe that exchange is the most crucial part of this Medium experience.