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.