If I had a thought that no one else knew about, can I even say it was real?

Am I Really Writing For Myself?

If I didn’t really care about readers, or didn’t care about my posts being read, then why am I publishing posts online for everyone else to read?

There’s this idea that I ran into — writing for yourself versus writing to an audience. I used to be in the writing for yourself camp. But lately I found myself asking the question, “but why share my posts online?”

If I really only wanted to write for myself, I could write down my thoughts on Evernote and call it a day. Or better yet, write it down on a notebook where there’s no risk of getting hacked.

But I do not. I have blogs and websites. Multiple blogs and websites. So am I really writing for myself? Or am I writing to an audience?