Keep your nose clean and your opsec tight
The writers, musicians, and artists who survive and thrive understand the business
They don't sell reader relationships or personal brands, either.
Just write the next book... sorta.
There's good business reasons besides the privacy paranoia
Shameless pandering it might be... but the keen-eyed will get a free education in selling to a hungry niche
Why the incurious and self-indulgent personality will always fail
Writing to the market's demands can work, for awhile. But you won't build a career unless you do this...
The hidden secret is in the 'name'
If you write fiction, you've got the skills to be a top-flight self-promoter. But few authors are willing to do it.