What’s the point of writing anymore?

Hanna Brooks Olsen
7 min readMar 15, 2024

Probably asking the wrong question of the wrong audience but here we are.

As I thought about the concept of the mid-life crisis — what is a “mid” life, anyway? Why don’t we ever hear about a dope life crisis?— I couldn’t help but wonder…are we stuck in a mid-life crisis, or do we simple need to mid-life try, sis?

Last week I cancelled my Substack and sent money back to everyone who had subscribed. I did this for a few reasons. The first was that the audience I had, while dedicated, was small — and I couldn’t see any way to make it bigger. And while growing your audience isn’t the total point, it…is the point, to some extent. Especially…