It can be difficult getting heard online these days, what with all our news feeds and streams being crowded, absolutely crowded, astronomically crowded, with scandalous and stupid photos of peoples' bums and advertisements and headlines and rants and all this and that and the other thing, and sometimes it feels to me like a lost cause when I sit down at the keyboard and just writing down my own thoughts, eventually sharing them on the same territory as all these streams and news feeds—all the while asking myself: is it worth it?
Yes, at the end of the day, I think it's worth it.
What motivates me, even in the moments of doubt, is the notion, the hope even, that one person might click on what I am sharing and be encouraged or inspired; that one person might click on what I'm sharing and say I feel this too; that one person might click on what I'm sharing and be moved to start sharing their own work.
That really should be the motivating factor in our sharing art anyway—whether on or offline: not that everyone notices and is moved—although that would certainly be nice—but at the very least, that one person notices and is moved.
Even if you feel the doubt that I feel when you complete something you're working on and are about to share it, the power of one person receiving a work of art that you have shared is not to be underestimated and makes it worthwhile sharing it.
Even if it is hard to get it noticed these days.