I've never been competitive as I always want to see everyone do well but I can't help but feel rewarded when people like my posts on Opuss. Yesterday night, I checked the Top list and to my surprise and joy, I was number 1. The next morning I checked my News Feed and found the alert confirming that I had really made it.
I've also been amazed that I've made it to Rank 12 on the top authors list (currently #19). It's really encouraging to have people not only want to read my writing but also like it. Currently I have three posts in the top 20 for the week and month chart (but we are only in week 1). My highest rated posts is "Words" which is currently at position 5 (but did make it to #3).
I'll give an update at the end of the month as to whether I made any more #1s and where my posts sit in the chart.