I’m glad you’ve made peace with knowing that your friends and family still care and love you even if they don’t read your articles.
It definitely took me 19 years to realize that about my dad. He barely glanced at the short stories, rough draft novels, paintings, and creations I made. I used to think it was because he didn’t care, and I’m only beginning to realize it’s not because he doesn’t love me, but because they aren’t things he’s particularly interested.
(He’s still a great dad even if he doesn’t read my stuff unless I’m giving him a foot massage).