Gijs Verheijke

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Write for others

12 July 2023

Launching this website suddenly made writing easier. I've been aspiring to write more for years. By starting to seriously write for myself in a journal in 2018, I started building the habit. But a lot of journalling is self-indulgent and self-reflective. Neither of those are very suitable for publishing.

Having a website that is fully my own space to publish suddenly made me realize that I have tons of things I might write that can help others in small ways. The key seems to be to write for others, and simply try to be helpful instead of writing about yourself or with the goal of winning some popularity contest (i.e. likes). It makes me realize I can be useful and I'm hopeful it may help me figure out how I can add value.