“The opinions of the masses are of no interest to me, for praise can truly gratify only when it comes from a mind sharing the author’s perspective. There are probably seven persons, in all, who really like my work; and they are enough. I should write even if I were the only patient reader, for my aim is merely self-expression.”
H. P. Lovecraft
While I will agree with this thought in certain principle, that the main purpose in my writing is for the sake of expression; audience is, however, an absolute necessity. I can hardly imagine bothering to write or engage in any other creative endeavor without the intention of sharing it. It is not a matter of simply seeking praise, but also criticism and input so that we can express ourselves more clearly, also without sharing our work we would never find those seven or so like minded people in the world.
So, thank you everyone who follows this blog, likes my posts, or just reads one and silently moves on. All of which is hard to say given my general state of misanthropy.