As I thaw out from a couple of months of drowning creativity with self-indulgence, my synapses refire to remind me of who I prefer to be.
I've been thinking a lot about art and creating and what the trick is to do it right. I wonder if the golden rule of art is to ignore the audience. Write, produce, create what matters only to yourself, and see if people care. Ignore those it is lost on, worry not about whether the majority approves, apologize for nothing.
Of course, easier said than done. But on stuff that is entirely personal (blog, twitter, pet projects) and not stuff created to satisfy an external expectation of some kind (paid gig, job, contractual obligation), shouldn't it be created without concern for who it pleases?
Tweet without worrying about unfollows.
Write without worrying about offending some.
Live without worrying about what people are thinking (they're not).
Eternal struggle. Same old words.