Going over old posts from the #write365 project I noticed a thread running through a number of them: honesty.
- Writing for self gives an honesty of thought and opinion.
- Writing tired, when the guard is down, gives a deeper honesty we might normally try to hide.
It's this honesty that becomes appealing to others, that lets them see the person behind the words.
Although we may have been writing for self it is, ironically, at this point we are truly writing for others.