Writing To No-One
When I started on Medium I was so afraid of getting zero views that I ensured my first two articles were shareable in groups where I knew I’d get some clicks.
Then, I got (wrongly) caught in the sanity-sapping black hole that is chasing success. I tried to please big publications, worked on headlines, pored over stats etc.
Right now, I happily write to no-one. I love it when people read and enjoy what I write. But I don’t need it.
Currently, writing brings me rewards in the process, not the results.
“What can I write that this big publication will publish?” = not fun
“What do I want to say?” = glorious
I’m a hypocrite though (we’re all hypocrites). The early “work” of my first months means I’m membership-neutral. It’s important — to me.
We all have to find where our happy is.