I logged in today for the first time since my first publish.
To my utter delight, there was a notification. There had been several interactions on my piece!
If that wasn't enough, someone had actually begun following me! My poetry had touched someone or perhaps the haikus were as clever to someone else as I find them. I clicked on their profile to find out all about them and to comment and give praise their work.
It was then that knowledge, most cruel yet ever necessary, took me in her arms of coarse gossamer and taught me my first lesson here. @Sydney is the same as Tom, you're very first facebook friend.