[Writing is a way] to think through what it means to be in this world. I definitely write to reach other people, but I write for myself first. I don’t mean that in an arrogant way. It’s just that this is me trying to make sense of my place, and how did I get here, and why am I so lucky in some ways, and so unlucky in others? So it starts with me, and then I move beyond the self, as much as I can.

— Fantastic Guardian profile of Roxane Gay, whose Bad Feminist is a must-read for all people of all genders.  (via explore-blog)

I have to agree with a lot of this statement. However there are days where you might lack any form of motivation and suddenly you remember your audience. Then you can write. It then becomes for them, not for you.