Yeah, I wonder about things like that. Or just sheer repetition. I had a post on journaling a few months back. It did pretty well, a couple hundred likes. Opened up medium today to see another post on journaling as a habit with over 1k likes and trending. I didn’t read it, mostly because I didn’t want to fall into a big envy trap.
But great work, original work, should be validated. Cheaters and stealers need not apply.