Who do I write my blog for?

Today, we are back to the ‘discussion of quote format’ :


“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.“

Cyril Connolly.


I think that this quote is specifically more pertinent to bloggers.

A person who writes for public consumption seldom can do it to just satisfy their own selves. Any person who wants his books to be sold, wants to become a bestseller wouldn’t get there by just writing for themselves only.

When I started writing my blog, my objective was to just write. When I got a few people reading and commenting on my posts, I was motivated to write better and include more diverse topics in my writing.

In my writing, I aim to write positive posts/ poems, try to inspire people, and to amuse them. This all indicates that I do write for others as well as myself. When I’m happy it reflects in my writing and when I’m conflicted or sad, that too shows in my writing. I think you cannot separate the person writing from what they are penning down. It’s an expression of their self if they so desire.

To be very honest, though I don’t write to please others, I do want them to find my writing enjoyable. That’s why I refrain from writing similar stories or repeating myself too often. Does that mean that I’ve no self?

I think this quote doesn’t encompasses the whole spirit of writing. Maybe it is true for some aspects of writing, but not most of it.

What do you think?

In response to; Blogging Insights 3.0 # 10, hosted by Tanya



44 thoughts on “Who do I write my blog for?

  1. Absolutely agree with you..what makes us writers is that we write about what we feel deeply about. And if we find readers who find joy or appreciate our work along the way, then that’s just the icing on the cake 🙂

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  2. Rightly said!
    As a blogger I consider my blog as as an escape pod, one which allows me to venture into a territory of like-minded people, whom I may never meet in person but I can click with them instantly. Writing on blog has allowed me this.

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  3. I write what I want to write and I consider the audience. Considering the audience and people pleasing are different things. I think what really matters is the part “and have no self”. It’s important to know who we are and (do our best to) always be kind. Outside of these things, 🤷🏻‍♀️.❤️

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  4. Hi Sadje,
    I can totally relate to you.
    Currently, I’m recognising and introducing new topics to my blog.
    I have wide interests in Socio-economic topics. Then I don’t want to bore readers with tonnes of theory.
    Anything relatable and relevant would be sufficient.

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