Why does growing a following mean that people have to lose their individuality?
And wow, the 'disappear for 6 months' line starkly illustrates the regurgitation of platitudinous wank that passes off as advice from so-called gurus. I would love to believe that sincere and authentic pursuit of your personal truth would pay off in the long run, but in terms of attention the regurgitated wank seems to prevail.
This article by Substacker @gurwinder brilliantly describes the fate that awaits those influencers who trade their inner authenticity for clicks: https://gurwinder.substack.com/p/the-perils-of-audience-capture.
Keep your writing authentic!