Here’s the thing, though. As much as I never really expected to hear a writer like Robert Roy Britt open up about feeling like a fraud, I was so enormously happy just to read about it at all. It felt like this serious gift to hear another, “more successful” writer admit to completely natural and human feelings of inadequacy because no matter how much I tell myself that nobody has all their shit together, it never ever hurts to hear them say it.
I just wanted to thank you so much for writing this story. I too struggle with imposter syndrome on a daily basis and it has gotten much worse since this pandemic started. I was doing really well about two months ago, writing a new Medium story (most of which I was proud of and did fairly well) every day but for the last month or so, I've barely been able to write at all. It's a true struggle.
I just wanted to say that I look at you much in the same way you describe looking at Robert Roy Britt. I read your stories whenever I come across them and I enjoy them immensely. You're one of those Medium writers that I deem "successful" and you're one of the writers that inspires me to continue trying on this platform myself. You may feel like an imposter but I can promise you that you're not. You've clearly worked hard and have created a brand that you can be proud of. So many of us enjoy your work.
Thanks for reminding me that even those I deem "successful" on this platform feel like imposters from time to time too. I needed to read this today.