None of My Loved Ones Support My Writing, but I’m Relieved About That

Not everyone should be your target.

Desiree Peralta
Practice in Public

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When I started writing in 2020, the first thing I always did when publishing an article was send it through family groups, share it on social networks like Instagram and Twitter, and talk about it with my close friends.

I wanted everyone around me to be proud of what I was doing, especially because I failed YouTube and wanted to feel like it was for the best.

And being a writer sounded like something important.

At first, everyone gave me feedback, made grammar corrections (which I really appreciated), and reposted my content on their social networks. I was happy that my family and friends were my first fans, and it was a way to be motivated to continue writing.

However, they only did this to make me happy, not because they were really interested in my content. So, little by little, all the support started feeling like an obligation or that I was annoying them, and people began to ignore me when I sent them a link.

Later, I realized that many people never even read the whole post. They just shared it because it was mine. They looked confused when I tried to talk about a topic with someone at a reunion.

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Desiree Peralta
Practice in Public

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