How Do You Get Noticed on Medium?

I’m wrapping up month 2 of Medium and I love it here, but I have a newbie question.

On Medium, does a story inherently drive a higher chance of getting noticed than a response? For identical content and headlines, what factors influence being found?

I love the energy of connecting and expanding ideas, so no surprise I’ve posted 28 responses and one story. Do those responses get an equal chance of being seen? Stats are great, and I’ve learned much there. The interface is excellent. Now I’m planning how and where to invest more time. Any thoughts or inputs appreciated.

A single golf clap? Or a long standing ovation?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.