I appreciate this, both that you took the time to write it and the idea behind it. I have made this same argument on more than one occasion and in support of staying on Twitter, Facebook, and social media in general. And I know I was a bit vague about my actual intentions, in no small part because I was not solid myself. Now I am. It’s social media platforms in general I’m taking a break from. They simply do not get any traction for the ideas I’m sharing. I will take a shorter break from my email, mostly to reassess what I’m curating. I thought people would be curious about what conservative women think. Apparently not so much. But still, the people who do subscribe like it (my click rate runs well above the industry open rate) I don’t want to lose it, but it isn’t growing. I need to figure out why.
All of that said, I do have some other ideas in the works. I have no intention of deserting the field, or taking any sort of Benedict Option. I’m simply burning a lot of hours and stress for very little result here. This particular strategy is not working. Besides, I started writing publicly 10 years ago as a means to an end. Law school gave me enough skill that I was passible. That plus practice and a few true edits I managed get over the years, and I’ve managed. But writing is not really my gifting. I keep trying to make this work, and it just isn’t.