Why I Don’t Tell People That I Write Online

There are only 3 people in my everyday life who know about my blog

Joseph Mavericks
6 min readOct 12, 2020


There are only 3 people in my everyday life who know about my blog. My girlfriend, and 2 of my best friends. A few weeks ago, I happened to be on the phone with one of those friends, and he asked me why exactly I don’t tell more people about my blog. How come more people don’t know about this big part of me? My parents, my colleagues, my family, my friends… nobody knows about it except 3 people, outside of the people who actually read my content. Why is that?

His question actually caught me off guard. I couldn’t really explain why I didn’t feel like telling the people closest to my heart about a project that was a big part of my life. So my answer to his question was something in the way of: “I don’t really know but hey, this could be a great subject for an article.”

Privacy and efficiency


I guess the first part of the answer is that I’m a pretty private person. I don’t really go around and tell people about my life, or have conversations about my life. In a way, this is a complete paradox. I’ve been uploading my thoughts to the internet 2 to 3 times a week for 52 weeks in a row, and tens of thousands of people have read about them. My parents are a big part of my private life, yet they don’t know about the blog. Which leads me to the second part of the answer: efficiency.


I’ve said many times that I tried a ton of different things before choosing to blog consistently. Before that, I had never made any progress in any direction. And to make sure I was actually the problem, I would never tell a lot of people about my projects no matter what. I didn’t want the attention to make me lose my focus, I didn’t want to use that as an excuse for not being consistent. This was up to me and nobody else.

That being said, I strongly believe in the power of accountability. If you want to start doing something, tell a few of your closest friends and report to them on your progress. This process drastically increases your chances of success, and it makes you work harder and better in general.



Joseph Mavericks

Living with a purpose and improving myself is changing my life — I also make Youtube videos: bit.ly/3QAEXTm