I've gone viral!!
It’s a surprise when a Quora answer just takes off in numbers of views and upvotes.
One of mine started strongly, and didn’t stop on its trajectory for a week.
Now around the population of Hamilton and Tauranga combined have read it. Almost 1000 upvotes.
One answer is about half my all-time views.
At first I was delighted, then I became despondent. How was it that one of my easiest to write, fluffy, most meaningless answers trumped all my most thought-provoking posts?
None of my other answers have cracked 10,000 views yet. I found that depressing.
Later, I’ve learned acceptance.
My gems are seen by many fewer viewers. It’s stupid stuff like What is the most unreasonable speed limit that gets views.
I know what is most important to me.
My own original insights into the world. Like my travels in Papua New Guinea.