Interesting perspetive; I had always wondered what it felt like starting out with svn. I think when you’re writing for personal merit, numbers can be ignored. But when you are writing content to market yourself or service in some way, zero is an important number to be aware of, just like it would be for your bank account. You have to get out there and get that number beyond zero— or try something else. It’s an experiment, see what works.
I think if you write, you should also read and engage with other writers. You should listen as much as, if not more than, you speak yourself. I would prefer a platform where you have to engage on 5 articles in order to write one of your own. Give more than you take.