[I often write personal essays on Medium. The following post originally appeared on Live Your Life on Purpose — a Medium publication, on April 6, 2019, as I contemplated my reasons for and resistance to writing about my life. The content may not apply to what I blog about on TSB, but it does to some of the other pieces I’ve written on Medium and elsewhere about my life and struggles. If you’re in the same boat and questioning whether you should be writing at all, regardless of your niche, I hope this article will help.]There are certain rules that I try to live by.
One of them is that I do what I want regardless of what other people think I should or shouldn’t do.
When I started writing, that’s the approach I adopted. I wanted to write for the pure pleasure of doing so. I didn’t care who read my articles or if I made money off it.
Well, I think that’s what it was at least in the beginning. Somewhere along the line though, things changed.