I have a theory that no one should complain till they've posted at least 49 articles online.
Business influencer and podcaster Pat Flynn says he finally caught his stride after 49 podcast episodes. Episodes 1–48 were garbage - riddled with mistakes, dead air, and irrelevant subjects. He often received feedback from his peers commenting on the blandness of his show.
After months of working out the kinks, testing material, and finding his voice, Pat dropped episode 49, caught a stride, and the rest is history.
The number of articles you post online doesn't matter, but if a number in your head helps you put in the time and submit your work to the universe, so be it.
It's not a sexy thought, but it should an encouraging one because now there's no reason to beat yourself up over minor setbacks like an article rejection on Medium.