Each day, each post, I walk a narrow path.
I avoid thinking too much about all the people out there who are going to read each post I write – people I like and respect and whose time I know is precious. Because if I get too hung up on that, I can easily decide that a post isn’t worthy of landing in thousands of inboxes.
Or I could worry that the number of people reading this blog isn’t big enough, and try to write posts that will get more people to sign up.
Instead, I try to show up and do my best, most honest work. I listen to my own standard of the work I’m striving to produce, and limit internal debates to conversations between me and my computer screen and ask: is this the best version of what I’m trying to say?
And each time I hit “publish” the inner critic, the doubts, the second-guesses lose a little bit more steam.