I love the message, but I have to say I disagree with this statement.

Success might follow from there.

Not everyone’s authentic voice is built for the masses. Once upon a time, I wrote as a people pleaser, covering popular topics, spewing out words I knew were motivational and mainstream. This proved successful in terms of praise, claps, views for my writing.

But then I changed and did what you mentioned in this story. I started writing about exactly what I wanted to write about in a shortcut manner that made sense to me. I started being me.

And my “success” dipped dramatically.

So yeah. It’s a toss up.

One thing is for certain, I enjoy this type of writing much more. It’s fulfilling because it’s my truth.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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