I realise the words I write on here are mostly for myself. A way to express my thoughts to “the world” the “you” in that sort of abstract way where I assume everyone wants to know what’s going on in my head. Of course they do, it’s me!
But everybody who writes thinks the same thing. We all think our ideas are the most important, and we want to accumulate all those hits and likes and comments to validate us and boost our confidence. I’ve been to writing groups that tout themselves as “critique” but then spend the whole time basically congratulating each other and stroking each other’s egos.
We’re important because we write. We’re important because we share our ideas and we publish them. But once in awhile, people actually read what we write. We don’t always think about the reader who will eventually interpret what we say, who will try to make sense of our ramblings, and who will judge everything more harshly than our writer friends.
But I have ideas and they’re important. Because they’re mine. At the same time, I hope I can find people who are interested in the same things that I am. That’s actually the end goal here. If you find something here you find interesting, don’t just “like” it. Start a conversation. Interact directly. Comment and argue and tell me what YOU think. Because I like to think I’m not alone, but some days it feels like I am.