Twitter on my phone buzzes every time I get a notification.
I’m not a celebrity, so that’s only been a problem once in my life. And it was when this story was published on Medium.
For one whole day, my phone wouldn’t stop. People were sharing the story…my story.
I turned my phone to Do Not Disturb. And then I checked my email and it was just loaded up with Medium notifications. People commenting or recommending it. I had to turn that off, too.
I was impressed when that story got 500 views. Then it jumped to 4,000 and I was texting people about it. But it kept going. Over 13,000 on one day. Then 7,000 the next. I know that’s not a lot for some bloggers, but for me it’s huge.
The thing is, I had published stuff on Medium before. The most views I had gotten before was maybe 30 or 40.
So what made it different this time?