As one who does not get invited to cocktail parties I can’t comment on what purported “writers” may or may not be saying at them. However, while I do agree that many people write to get attention, there are some, and I count myself among them, who write mostly to annoy, irritate, and enlighten. I also like to make people laugh, primarily myself, and I get the greatest of jollies from thinking about some really terrible writer reading my comments and thinking to themselves, “poor suckers, thank God that’s not me.” In any case thanks for reading and responding to my comments. I wish more people publishing on medium would engage in the responses. I suppose they must all be too busy cashing their royalty checks and signing big book deals to bother. lol!