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Do you try to please readers when writing?

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?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

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Written by Fortune


  1. I have been writing for a long time and never even thought about it. But now that you ask, my answer is NO. I hope the readers are pleased. But I don’t write to please people.

  2. I usually just write what’s in my mind or what I want to express, but not really to please the readers. I like what you said about not against others and not against yourself too. 🙂

  3. My writing is mostly to satisfy myself. If the readers like it, great. If not, too bad for me. I am not a prolific writer because almost everything that I write about I have to research rather thoroughly. On top of, most of my research is done in French and then I write in English just so to avoid plagiarism… I am very happy for you that you enjoy your writing. Thank you for letting me and others express my opinion on this great subject…

  4. I cannot exactly say that but I do wish many viewed and commented on what I write here. Having said that I take joy in writing about what I cherish.

  5. Actually what I try to do is write about things that I think others would enjoy and then I can tell from the reactions if I am right or wrong and I can figure out my next move.