On giving back

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.

4 thoughts on “On giving back”

  1. I think you have taken recent bash as your personal stuff it’s not u know I know everyone know. we know who you are and how you have shapped yourself. But at the end of the day as a entrepreneur we do what we love to do. In this world if it’s free they will test it by giving their life if it’s paid they won’t check the credibility it’s hard truth.

  2. Thanks Mohan you are back, I was wondering what made you stop writing suddenly. Keep it up man 👍 you are performing a “divine job”.

    On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:19 AM, Best Engaging Communities wrote:

    > Mukund Mohan posted: “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” >

  3. Makes sense.

    On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:19 AM, Best Engaging Communities wrote:

    > Mukund Mohan posted: “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” >

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