Do you ever wonder who you are actually writing for? Is writing just self-expression with no other purpose? Or is it a means of sharing with others who might enjoy, or benefit from, your writing?
I don’t believe there is an easy answer to those questions. Personally, I write because I feel a need to. Writing foils a hole in my soul that nothing else ever can. I write to express my feelings, but I’ve never given serious thought to how many people might read these ramblings.
Kindness teaches me that doing something for myself is fine, as long as I don’t focus too much on myself. If my audience grows, it will be organic rather than planned.