Today I surfed over to Google Scholar and discovered my h-index had increased by one.
If you don't know what h-index is, all that matters is that it's a measure of citations of an academic, and like logarithms, it increases slowly. So a single increment in your h-index is fairly rare. But if you know me, you know I can obsess over citations - both mine and other people's.
I was really happy it clicked up by one. Which is normal. But the last couple of times it has I felt nothing, just as I did when I had a major paper accepted.
So the fact that I was happy about my h-index going up suggests I must be doing ok.