@daftcyborg users automatically watch topics they create. So yes that notification option does what you want.
Is There a Way to Suppress Notifications While Posting
This could be for anyone, but for an admin specifically... we are posting some content that some people don't want notifications on. We know which content this is and would happily mark it as "don't notify" when posting to allow it to go into "unread" or whatever, but not to email anyone. Is there any way to do this? Or to suppress notifications for an entire category to basically do the same thing?