Being a writer who gets no kudos, likes or reblogs, it's hard to believe all these positive "your work matters" posts. It feels more like "You suck and no one likes or cares about your work."
I’m assuming you’re sending me this in reference to this post.
The post, as I understood it, was meant to be encouraging for people who struggle with feeling like their work isn’t worth the effort. I reblogged it partially for myself, because I rarely find my work making rec lists and other stuff. I won’t lie, that bums me out because I work really hard on what I write, just like everyone else. Sometimes it feels unfair that some fics are way more popular than I think mine will ever be. But I’ve only been here for a year, and I like to think that that means someone will read my stories someday.
I also like to think that if one person can read one of my stories and feel impacted by it, then the effort is worth it. Even if the story is not shared, liked, or given kudos, the thought that one person might smile because they like my gay stuff is exciting. I reblogged the post to remind myself of that personal motto. I wanted to give myself the reminder that even the smallest of audiences can take something away and have their own private reactions.
Someone really loves your work anon, even if they struggle to show it.