Today’s answer to a question on Quora:
“What made you write that post today?”
Something happened that triggered me. Maybe in a good way, maybe in a bad way.
It might have been something I read. It might have been something someone said.
It might have been directed at me, or had nothing to do with me.
Or I may be feeling “something” today: Feeling down. Feeling ‘left out’. Feeling ‘less than’.
Or maybe I’m feeling uplifted, relieved, happy.
Maybe I experienced a lovely little miracle, a moment of synchronicity, something that made me pause and go, “WOW!! I needed to hear/see/experience that today!”
In almost every case, writing that post was a way for me to find clarity. Or humor. Or simply peace in my heart.
And whenever that happens, I’ve realized that, if that’s what I experienced today, writing that post was my way of working it through to my highest, best self, again.
And it my words got ME there, then maybe someone, somewhere in the world, would find the same reassurance, the same clarity, the same grounded-ness, for themselves.
Even when I’m feeling down, miffed, angry, sad, scared, left out, unseen, unnecessary, I still want to believe I have a place in the world. That my creative work matters, IF ONLY to help me be a better person in the world.
Sharing those thoughts, those steps, may help someone else feel the same way.
It’s not about the likes, the numbers, the followers, the sales.
It’s not about having an audience. It’s about have a voice in the world.
And encouraging others to have theirs, too.