My Favorite Word

It seems that every single person has a different “take” on the word fuck and what it means to them and how offensive it is (or isn’t) and whether or not they use it themselves or not… or, on random and rare occasion.

For myself, it’s one of my favorite words and I use it intentionally, making it “serve the work” whenever I can:

I’m not always on target, though, and the above sub-title had > 200 folks unsubscribe over the following 2 weeks post-publication — I got a lot of responses specifically telling me that this was the “straw” that broke the proverbial camel’s back.

… ¯\(ツ)

Then, I’ll get notes from folks who absolutely NEEDED a note like this from me:

A wonderful reminder that the #1 goal is to simply be yourself and write what makes you the most happy because there’s 100% chance that you’ll fail at making everyone equally happy, every single time (if that’s your aim).

Don’t fuck yourself; it’s your newsletter, besides.

[Originally published on Indie Hackers.]