Great post. I’ve had the exact same results as you. Posts I didn’t like sometimes did good. Some posts I really liked did terrible. I personally always at least self-publish, good or bad. It’s hard to publish something you’re not proud of, but as you said, some people still see value in it. I’m growing because I dare put out there things I’m not proud of. It’s pushing me to work hard and improve more. Overall, like you, I’m seeing in my stats that it’s paying off.
Keep up the good work!