I will know exactly how many people read this post and I wonder why that is. While it makes sense that a piece of writing done on a platform will influence people, it does not make sense that being a writer should be the same as being an influencer. Not that there’s anything wrong with influencing people toward a thing, per se. Influencing is, of course, a natural and beautiful part of how we connect with one another, build community, share ideas, and build on our collective visions. The problem is not even that influencing has become an art, but that it has become a business.