Do you write for yourself or for your readers?

Now, since we are writing on a public medium, and not in our personal diaries, I am guessing some amount of pandering can be expected.

But, will you shy away from writing something which may be close to your heart, but threatens to cost you a few eyes.

She had plenty to say
but shied away
for her reluctance to offend
caused her words to bend.

Personally, I choose to write about things I am most passionate about and I am sure along the way that will make me lose a few readers, but that’s a price, at least, for right now I am OK with paying.

Tomorrow..? Who knows..?