And it is so hard not to be. Even harder to avoid getting depressed when the view and clap count is lower than you believe your efforts deserve.
The algorithm is always changing meaning it is getting harder to get noticed, the volume of content on the platform is increasing, as is the number of writers.
So just keep at it. Keep progressing and keep improving your writing. Every so often you will get a little win, you’ll get featured on the homepage, or have an article trend, or get made a top writer in a category, and it will make it seem worthwhile, and like somebody appreciates your work.