There are two episodes of two entirely different TV shows that always make me cry. I don’t know why. Maybe they invoke something in me that I don’t know about. Maybe they’re just damn good.
But I love the writers and actors for “going there”. It’s that extra mile, whatever they have done. They went there. They weaved their writerly magic while throwing their inhibitions to the wind, but they also did so with care. And not many do.
And this applies to writing online too. Don’t pause before you hit publish on that raw post.
Just go for it.
Because as much as it is cathartic to write these things down and get them out, in the end it’s probably not about you. It’s about what it will mean to someone else. Because you have readers. It doesn’t matter if it’s two readers or two thousand readers. And if you touch one person, make them feel not alone, make them understand the way something is, then it’s worth it.
What post have you struggled to hit publish on? What was the response like? Did you feel better for giving it your all?