I’ve been writing online since I dropped off AOL is the 90s and “discovered” the internet. One of my first websites was an online journal. It was clunky and hard to update every day, but I shared my life online and it helped me.
Since then, I’ve written about being abused by a neighbor, my suicide attempts, losing my religion, and the struggles I’ve had with my mental health. Not everyone like what I wrote, but I am happy to say that I have helped people over the years.
But, I do not write strictly to help others. I do have my selfish reasons like I use writing as therapy. Today I am writing about stress because these past few weeks have been a nightmare, and sometimes I can’t talk about it to people I love.
I’ve never worried that I would be harmed by “the man” for what I write. I don’t engage trolls and I truly don’t think I write about controversial enough topics for someone to hate me.
Anyway, I realize this response didn’t have much of a point. Thanks.