Why write content that nobody reads?

Algarve Life - Amanda Gleaves
2 min readApr 26, 2023


We write and write and nobody sees what we write, so what it the point in writing at all?

They say that writing is good for the soul.

Get your feelings out!

Somebody once told me to write negative things down on a piece of paper and then burn the paper.

Could that become habit forming? (Some people might get through a lot of paper — that can’t be good for the trees.)

Wouldn’t it be better to focus on not having negative thoughts in the first place?

So what should I write?

Well, the more you write, the better you will get — apparently. So you can start off with something simple. Something that you think people might be interested in, or something you are interested in.

I have written a few things on medium over the years.

But nothing that people have said, “Wow, dude I gotta share this”.

So I have decided to write a diary instead. I am going to treat Medium like a blog.

I say diary, but I am not very consistent and it won’t be long before I get back into to old habits and stop writing every day — maybe I could write once a week, on a Sunday. (My last post was December 2022 — once every four months does not seem like a good idea.)

I saw a post here a while back that suggested using Twitter instead of Medium, and say what you need to in 20 words. But that has its disadvantages, and besides, since Elon has added the payment plans etc. Reach for those who have not adhered to the plans is silch.

Maybe it is the same here.

So next post will be tomorrow, maybe. Depending on if I have something to say.Who am I kidding. I always have something to say!
Going to tell my story, the story of how I got here and about all the lines on my face…no hang on, isn’t that a song?

I am going to go with writing being good for the soul!

So, see you tomorrow!

God willing




Algarve Life - Amanda Gleaves

I have been living in the Algarve in Portugal since 1989! I have been teaching Portuguese to foreigners for nearly 20 years! https://portugueseinsixweeks.com/