All creators in their heart want more people to see, read or watch their work.
Then one day it happens.
People start recognizing your work.
You start getting applause.
And, the notes of love arrive in your inbox.
Around the same time, you start feeling the pressure of meeting expectations and protecting your reputation. If you get too bogged down by this pressure, you may lose your way.
The only way (to stay relevant) is to keep doing what got you here in the first place – creation, making mistakes, reaching out, and staying committed to the process and craft.
It is the only way forward.