Thank you for sharing, Mary! I like your approach to clapping.
In reading your story, I began reflecting on my story. Perhaps, I gave off the notion that I only clapped to grow followers, so I thought I might need to edit my original story.
I clap x50 because I want to encourage the writer, to trigger the Medium algorithm in their favor, and to boost confidence in them to keep writing.
Thank you for sharing and pointing out some aspects I want to work on in my original story.