Medium continues to send me email about my stats. I never check them. I couldn’t tell you how many reads or opens or whatever Medium calls them I have. I simply don’t care. I’m told that's nuts but what’s really nuts is being whipsawed by stats.
I write an essay as if the whole world is reading me. I never bother to check if that’s true; it always is for me. When I write a comment, though, it’s just you and me.