I confess, I have been extremely limited in the time I have to spend on Medium and I’ve lost track of many writers I respect a great deal. I haven’t completely lost track; I do attempt to set out to track them down every few days if I’ve had nothing by them show up on my reading list…because truthfully, right now, if it’s not on my list, I don’t often have time to check to see if it exists. And because for some reason, my entire reading list usually consists of comments others have made on someone else’s work, or my own comments on someone else’s work.
When they’re my comments, I know what they say in the context in which they were penned. But I’ve largely stopped commenting on other people’s comments to yet other people because I keep misinterpreting the original meaning and pissing people off. Which I also don’t have time for.
I often read without commenting these days, which is not my usual practice. I cut the fat so I’d have more time to sleep and work and comments were the fat.
With that said, I always enjoy what you have to say, Randomly Me. Educators are very dear to my heart. Particularly those who possess a spicy sense of humor and a quick wit. I imagine you are a favorite among your students.
So while I don’t think you should let the rest of us have any power regarding your sense of self via pink heart validation, I understand why you would, because I feel that way sometimes as well.
I will try to be less of a passive observer moving forward. :)