Great points Adam, oh yeah, the stat checking!!! That got me too, I’ve found it really helpful on Medium, though I’ve maybe felt I’m not making huge amounts of traction (I’ve only been here 3 weeks, not sure I’m qualified to say that) I do feel like it makes me work to become a better writer and that the rejection is brilliant for upping writers-resilience; as one of the others says, when an article gets rejected and another accepts, you realize it’s about not giving up.
I’ve had a couple of quiet days and started to get ok with that feeling because some days I can bang out 4–5 skeleton drafts which see me through a week. It’s all learning, right?!