Just my thoughts: January is a weird month for bloggers. Websites hit their peak traffic in Nov-December, and then it takes a big dive. I’m not sure why; I’ve read it’s a pretty common experience. I also suspect that a ton of writers are blogging about self and similar tags right now, trying to cash in on the New Year Resolution energy. This means that even if we’re getting a lot of claps, they’re going to be “devalued” in a monetary sense until the herd thins out in February. In short, I guess it’s a buyer’s market for blog content right now? I’ve got some other thoughts on this that I’ll try to share later. Bottom line, you’re a good writer. Trolls who come through and trash popular bloggers for being vulnerable are just trying to avoid their own problems.