You are not a product

I very nearly stopped writing today.

I felt … pushed … to write for an audience. Not just any audience, but a profitable one. That would require me to precisely define who my readers are. I started to feel sick and anxious, almost enough to start avoiding work altogether. But I’m not a product or service to be consumed. I write for the pleasure of it and to imprint the web with a bit of my personality and history. It’s a perverse inclination to want to monetize everything I do. How disturbing.

Created on August 30, 2021
Published on August 30, 2021