Why Would a Reader Highlight and Comment About and Praise Your Work

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They Forgot

A reader can be so busy Highlighting and Commenting about and sending you private notes praising your work that they actually forget to clap for it.

Blame It On iphone

Sometimes after I clap for Medium posts on my iphone, my phone erases all the claps.

Blame It On Medium

Medium Glitches Happen.

Blame It On Newbies

Some newbies are under the impression that they have a total of 50 claps a day to dispense, instead of a total of 50 claps to give to each post.

Blame It On Medium Moms

I’ve been told that there are loving and supportive Moms who get a Medium account for the sole purpose of reading the work of and financially supporting an adult child who is a Medium writer, and will only clap for their spawn, so as to transfer as much wealth to them each month as possible.

Blame It On Human Nature

Apparently, there are readers who just don’t clap, for unfathomable reasons of their own. Maybe because they’re just meanies. Or they just want to mess with you.

What Can You Do About This?

Nothing.

Writing Coach/Medium Sherpa Roz Warren(https://muckrack.com/roz-warren) (roSwarren@gmail.com) writes for everyone from the New York Times to the Funny Times.

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