I took 2 months away from my writing to understand why I was writing. Initially I thought I’d write just for posterity and for me to document what I learned.
At some point having 106K subscribers became a vanity metric I would track daily. I started to write based on what would increase my readership and what pleased my subscribers. That was my mistake.
I naively thought, I was helping people by writing about what I learned. I also assumed I was “giving back”.
I truly believed this until I read this post by Rachel.
So, I will continue to write as often as I think is relevant, but focus on writing just to please myself. Selfishly, so to speak.
I totally understand if you wish to unsubscribe.