“Hey, did you read my story?”
“Look at how many views I got.”
“This guest is happy with me.”
“Look! My article was published!”
“I lost five pounds.”
Why do I need atta boys? I was told in college writing classes that I had to market myself, share my work. I do that. I wonder, though, if it’s too look-at-me.
I need pats on the back and approval, and I feel like I need to try harder to not seek them out. My effort starts now.