Vulnerability Sucks



When I started publishing what I write in January, I chose a username that means “unknown” in German. I liked not having to worry about any kind of expectations for content or subject matter and considered 100 readers a great success. Adjusting to an audience of as many as 140,000 readers has been a challenge for my personality and my ego. This piece explores what it is like to put myself out there.

The internet is full of advice from self-made self-help experts preaching the “be who you are, do what you love” gospel. It seems like every online community hums along with the zeitgeist of vulnerability made popular by researchers like Brené Brown, marketers like Seth Godin, and hip millennials like that barista at your local coffee shop whose mustache, you suspect, is living a more meaningful life than you are.

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