If you are a writer, you could easily make the mistake of seeing ‘likes’ as a benchmark for success. But that’s putting the cart before the horse. Your starting point must be yourself. You must have the uncontrollable need to put on paper your thoughts and emotions that you struggle with. Not because others may be charmed by your musings. But because you simply cannot do otherwise. Because every word you cajole out of your — often very unyielding — mind and into te world, brings you one step closer to your true self.