We are the writers and readers that form the community, and we expend energy here. Comments are interactive if the author responds, and are a way of supporting a conversation, which in turn builds a sense of community.

Medium launched 7 years ago. Illumination is young and thriving thanks to you, Dr. Y! The way to know we matter comes from interactions - the metrics of claps, curation, and reading time can indicate some feedback for the writers, but for me, I agree with you - comments matter most.

Word wrangler. Rhetorician. Meditator. Runner. Nurse Practitioner. I make fresh sentences every day. Maybe you’ve read one?

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