don’t aim to please. aim to write

I saw something the other day about how you (proverbial you) need to stop writing for likes or views or stats or whatever. Write to a person. Write for yourself. Don’t aim to please. Aim to write (I just made that last part up actually…).

I used to write for comments. The horror! I mean, let’s be honest. Comments are fun. They make you feel like someone else is actually listening.

And then, one day, I decided to stop obsessing. I decided I didn’t really care about comments. Or blog views. I really just wanted to write, so that’s what I do, now. Write when I feel like it. Or when I really want to share something. Or express myself.

It makes writing more fun and less stressful because I’m not wondering if someone I don’t even know will like what I am saying. *I* like what I’m saying, and that is enough for me, now. If you can also identify with me, that’s an awesome, added bonus.

For whatever reason, I have never been *that person* who seems to attract a lot of readers/followers/attention/likes/friends. This used to really bother me, because I felt like I was just as good a writer – if not better, to be honest – than X blogger or Y instagrammer. Why wasn’t I interesting? Follow worthy?

Then I decided that maybe I am more like a cult following kind of person. A few diehard, loyal fans, versus a watered down, mainstream person with wishy-washy readers.

And after thinking about that, do you know what I realized?

I preferred the loyalty – YOUR loyalty -over the masses.

Fun news for you – I still want to write a book. I have so much to say….that I have never said here….there is so much you don’t know…and I want to say it all at one time. In a different format than a blog post, obviously.

One day…I hope. It’s a long term goal. Even if no one ever reads it. Even if I am never officially published, at least I can say I did it; I completed my goal.

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8 Responses to “don’t aim to please. aim to write”


  1. 2 lucindalines September 23, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Oh I can relate to that so much to say. My problem with a book is trying to find the voice. I keep thinking that I don’t want to deal with dialogue, but a book without dialogue would be fun!

  2. 4 Mandy September 23, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I am a long time reader, first time commenter. I just wanted to say that I think you’re an exceptional writer. You always have the right mix of humor injected into your stories. You should definitely write a book! 🙂

  3. 6 Angelia Sims September 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I think your book would be awesome!

  4. 8 taryn September 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Comments are fun! I am listening. A book sounds neat. What kind of book?


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