A few weeks ago, in an effort to be more authentic, I spent a lot of time writing a post about depression and how writing has helped me survive. Just as I went to publish it, the internet ate it. When that happens, I take it as a sign that I need to use the 24 hour rule* before posting. If I still feel the need after 24 hours, then I go for it.
Now I know why I didn't need to post it. Because Fran Dorf said it better than I ever will. Writing for Survival.
*24 hours is subjective and can actually end up being 24 days.