Yes, indeed. Being able to pat yourself on the back is a good thing. Unless you have a sunburn. lol. You have the greatest name. If my name was Bat, one day when I’m sufficiently old, people could call me an old bat and it wouldn’t even be an insult. Just a description.
In the beginning, you’ll probably find it faster to grow an audience if you alternate between posting to your publication and other publications to reach their audience. ILLUMINATION is a great one to start with. Dr Mehmet Yildiz is the founder and he’s built a friendly and welcoming place for new writers. Nice to meet you! :)