Do you write for yourself or for your readers?
March 30, 2017 9:01pm CST
When you write, do you write to download your thoughts and feelings and won't care who will read it or how others will react? Or do you write, with a target reader or audience in mind, your purpose is to validate your beliefs or test how the readers would react. Honestly, I write what I think, sometimes I am impulsive specially if I'm feeling strongly or emotional about something or someone. This elicits unexpected reactions from readers, some good and some bad. On Facebook, I was told that I was patronizing. That's true, as over there, I want to be as positive as I can and imagine my readers... smiling, motivated and inspired ;) I also get the wrong impression that I have an idyllic life. Far from it though, there are issues in my life that I prefer to deal with privately. Do you write for yourself or for your readers or to both?
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1 Apr 17
@vickyrose What I mean is that I consider my audience before I write. I mean if I'm writing an post for a poetry website I'm not going to going to write about my favorite sports team. I think you just have to pick your time and place to write.