One the topic of owning your own website, Sara Soueidan spends a few minutes sharing how important it is to simply write and put your thoughts out in the world. It’s good for you, but can also be good for others:
Even if only one person learns something from your article, you’ll feel great, and that you’ve contributed — even if just a little bit — to this amazing community that we’re all constantly learning from. And if no one reads your article, then that’s also okay. That voice telling you that people are just sitting somewhere watching our every step and judging us based on the popularity of our writing is a big fat pathetic attention-needing liar. (Saying this felt so good, haha.)
It’s good to shut that liar up by putting something online. Even if our writing needs a lot of improvement, the only way to actually get better is practice.