There are some posts where I am seeking exposure. They’re placed in big subreddits and written using tactics that are designed to get that exposure.
However, there are other posts where all I’m doing is adding something to decorate the user feed. Comments or posts that aren’t particularly positioned to grow still allow me to do that. You can even just post to your own user feed.
On another note, having a wordpress/reddit combo, I can use wordpress to write posts in drafts and then move them to reddit and I have wordpress set to not save too many copies because I don’t like unnecessary drafts in the database.