I absolutely agree man. I think it helps to free your mind from the intent of publishing everything too. Just writing something for yourself or to express how you’re feeling in that moment is important, even if nobody is going to see it.
Nice man! I use a Canon 6D with a Sigma 35mm ART lens. The 6D is the best camera you can get for the price if you plan on taking it a little bit more seriously.
Don’t discount the iPhone though, I started my career as a photographer and was making money with my 5s before ever owning a camera.