I hope I am creating and writing for the right reasons.
Are you chasing art to stumble upon riches?
Or is there nothing else you can imagine doing?
I mean, of course, I want a successful blog.
But, I also want a legacy.
The question is: Why are you creating? Why are you putting pen to paper and subjecting yourself to all the difficulties you will certainly face along the way? What is your motivation? Because the answers will determine how likely you are to be successful. This is not a question of “purity.” It’s simple. Compare two creators: one who cares less about what he’s making and more about what it can do for him (make money), and another who, upon sitting down, says, “This is my life’s work” or “This is what I was put on this planet to make.” Who would you bet on?
-Ryan Holiday, Perennial Seller