Me too. And I think that’s what you need to define your success with, Christopher.
I think we all get bogged down in the instant pleasure of getting those green bubble notifications and claps that we overlook the pleasure of the process itself.
The writing is the goal. The reading and reaction we ultimately have no control over.
Your coworker might rethink making the cupcakes if less people ate them, but I’m sure she doesn’t toil over her bowls, mixers, pans and a hot oven without finding some release and some pleasure in making them.
I think if just one person said something nice, it’d be the icing on the cake for her.