Originally Posted by gmw
I agree that the standard comment "I write for myself" has some short-comings. I use this comment myself because it is true: as I discussed under a separate thread, I don't expect to make money from my writing, so the only justification I can offer for spending the time on it is because it makes me happy to do so.
But that is not the same as you liking what you write. I assume you can be happy writing things that you just think is OK to read.