Popular writing sucks

amateur antagonist
3 min readFeb 10, 2024

Successful writing is painful.

Actually, any writing that is intended to be read by others is painful.

The obsession with making your writing useful, meaningful, entertaining, inherently valuable to someone else is draining.

One of the most common pieces of writing advice is about consistency. Showing up regularly and putting your mind towards producing something. However, no one really talks about the hard part (or maybe they do, and I’m indulging myself in complaining about it anyway) — showing up consistently and creating something…