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One of the reasons I struggle with writing notes and articles for my blog on a regular basis is the fact that I don’t know who I’m writing for. (That, and an unhealthy mix of impostor syndrome.)

Who reads my content? For which audience do or should I write? Who even cares about the things I think about? Do my ramblings make any iota of meaningful difference in the world?

This thinking isn’t helpful. It’s the opposite. I can feel how it blocks my mind.

That’s why I now try to think of it as I think of good and relevant comments in code: I try to picture myself a few months into the future and document things for my future self. I make implicit knowledge explicit, for myself, in order to be able to remember. I materialize emotions and thoughts I have every day through words I put up on my blog.

The audience is me. Anyone else interested is welcome to join me in reading.

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  1. Michael Hoffmann (Mokkapps)

    I do not write for any audience. I write my articles as documentation of my progress on a particular topic. I never spend any thought about who I am writing for 🙈

  2. Max

    @isellsoap I tried blogging for a while and came up with the same exact dilemmas you are dealing with. I like writing, but didn't know who I was writing to or for. I got some advise from a seasoned blogger once. She said: "write just for yourself". I started doing that and … continue reading @isellsoap I tried blogging for a while and came up with the same exact dilemmas you are dealing with. I like writing, but didn't know who I was writing to or for. I got some advise from a seasoned blogger once. She said: "write just for yourself". I started doing that and as I found I liked to travel I just started writing about traveling. I"ve been away from it for a bit, but will get back to writing again. When I decided to just write for myself, I found it very therapeutic.