I’ve always had dreams to change the world.
I’ve always wanted to impact people in a positive way, leaving a legacy greater than myself.
In 2009, I started diplateevo with the intent of writing content in order to help people. I started writing about education, technology, leadership, etc.
At first, I expected people to pick up my content. I wanted people to read what I had to share, and be impacted by the things I was learning the same way that I had. I thought I had something to share, and I wanted people to partake in it.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before I realized that I couldn’t be writing to get known. As counter intuitive as it seems, after I started writing for myself, writing about things to satisfy myself, that I finally began seeing growth.
My most popular post to date, my post on ambiverts, has gotten over 53,000 views. I wasn’t writing it to attract a reader base, I wrote it because I was putting a new idea into words.
I used to write for other people, now I write for myself.
Writing for yourself gives you the freedom to truly express the things that are on your mind, allowing yourself to be true to yourself. My measure of growth is no longer in the number of people that read my posts, but how I feel like I am developing personally as a blogger.
And even if it doesn’t make me famous, I know that writing about what is true to myself is always the best way to live. Even composers such as Beethoven weren’t recognized for their work until long after they had been deceased.
The point is to keep doing great work, especially if you aren’t recognized by people for it.
Growth should never be determined by how many new readers you are getting, but by how your work is changing to reflect who you really are.