Say little, and the little you say, say well.
An Irish Truth
I write for myself, first and foremost. I take photographs for myself, first and foremost. If others like what I write or what I photograph, that is a bonus.
After pleasing people as a columnist, it took me a while to do it just for me, but I'm finally there too! Thanks, Linda!
It's really the best when we can know that "one is enough," no other approval required!
You are so right, ChrisJ!
Christi,There is an award for you at my blog.Christine
Beautifully written. So defining and this is the kind of words I want to whisper to myself again and again when I am loosing track of what I should be doing.
I like the content attitude. One has to be content and not concerned about being a people pleaser.Stephen Tremp
good place to be. writing for curiosity and questions only you can answer. Rilke said something about that...
Bax,I use to push for an article because I had deadlines. I am finally becoming less driven by the clock and more by my own interests.Stephen,That word content is hard to hold onto, but for me it means I write mostly for myself these days. Though I still hope to sell my writings I find topics that hold my interests these days. I've only just recently heard of Rilke. I like that concept though because people pleasing can tend to drive a person to distraction! Thanks, Pearl. ;-)
So absolutely true. You have to please yourself first when you write. It's all about the joy of discovering what excites you and what you have to say