This is The Twitter Problem in a nutshell: you throw something short and exploratory on social media, comb through responses, shape your thinking that way, and it's exactly like if you wrote the essay--or, usually, you get even more discussion and feedback. It feels like you've done the thing, even though you've just talked about the thing. This is a big reason Twitter is so toxic politically: tweeting *feels* like you've actually done something, but all you really did is post.
@hayley I liked it. The whole point of reading argumentative texts like that is to push on one's own beliefs and either strengthen them or change them, and your piece did that for me.
I agree that writing is a big thing is overrated, but for somebody whose identity is all bound up in being "a writer" but who struggles to put words together, sometimes I get in my own head about it.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko