As I write, I have a sober understanding that my writings are not always caressing and trigger a variety of reactions, that sometimes a single thought can change the reader’s mind, and he will easily press “unlike”. I also realize that if I would just start writing thinking how to please everyone – I would no longer like myself because I would not be who I am.
I refused to fear myself. I’m very diverse. Mostly what I write depends on my mood. I’m just like you, but I’m also learning every day, growing up every day. It’s been a few years since I started writing in public and it’s fantastic. It’s fantastic how profoundly everything changes when you barely begin to follow the inner voice.
Perhaps at first moving through fears, perhaps slowly but without stopping. This is my achievement. Not against others and not against myself. This is my achievement for myself. Thanks to everyone who is part of it.
© Fortune, 2009
Do you try to please readers when writing?