I think the key to writing is to write for an audience of one.
Of course I want everyone to read what I write. But writing for a small audience brings clarity to your words.
In fact, I gave this advice just a few weeks ago to my wife.
She was writing a report for work and lost her voice somewhere in the process. I encouraged her to write it to me. “Pretend you want me to understand it, and writing this is explaining it to me,” I said.
She was back on track in to time.
And truth be told, I often write to her too.
I hope you get something out of what I write here on this website. I hope a post somewhere gives you pause and you go read more about that topic somewhere else.
But this is not what keeps me typing.
Focusing on helping just one person helped me break through my fear of putting work out into the world. I realized if I was waiting until I created something that would help everyone, I would never be able to do it. Instead, I just wanted to help one person.
-Tim Grahl, Running Down A Dream