I read theferret's post about how to get popular on LiveJournal, and I've been agonizing (mildly) over it ever since. The problem is that it's really hard not to feel as if I'm whoring myself out - and once that thought has crossed my mind, it does something to my ability to write. Something bad.
It becomes almost impossible to post, because every time I start to write I feel as if I'm putting on a red dress and getting ready to cruise the low-rent district.
That doesn't work for me. So now the question is, is it necessary to choose between integrity and feedback? That's the issue I'm struggling with now.