Thanks for reading and commenting Arwyn. I'd always planned a 'Ten Lessons from Year 1' article so it was fun to write it, and as part of that had planned to share my total number of articles and responses too. So, yes, a coincidence, but I actually think it is something more writers should do, so I'm glad you've done it as well. It's a nice stat to share. None of the issues with sharing earnings or reads, just a metric of the how much writing has been done.
Thanks for your idea about the publication. I'm happy with the way it works at the moment, and I'm self-limiting the number of live ongoing projects to 2 so I have the time to process the articles in the way I think works best.
Looking forward to reading the rest of your articles in your project.